NIH Director's Early Independence Awards (DP5)

NIH Director's Early Independence Awards (DP5)
Program Summary

The NIH Director’s Early Independence Award Program supports exceptional investigators who wish to pursue independent research directly after completion of their terminal doctoral/research degree or clinical residency, thereby forgoing the traditional post-doctoral training period and accelerating their entry into an independent research career.

Up to two applications per institution are allowed. Only single PD/PI applications will be accepted. Applications with multiple PDs/PIs will not be accepted. Prospective candidates should contact appropriate Institutional leaders to seek an appointment in an independent research position.  Alternatively, Institutions may actively recruit eligible junior scientists to apply for support through this program.
Award Information

The NIH Common Fund intends to commit approximately $4,000,000 in FY 2017. Approximately 10 awards are anticipated.  Awards will be for up to $250,000 in direct costs per year, plus applicable Facilities and Administrative (F&A) costs.  The project period is limited to five years.

Internal WINS deadline: Monday, July 18, 2016
Full proposal deadline:  Monday, September 12, 2016