FY2021 NIH Director’s Early Independence Award (DP5 - Clinical Trial Optional)

Open Date: Tuesday, May 26, 2020 - 10:45am - Deadline: Friday, September 4, 2020 - 10:45am

FY2021 NIH Director’s Early Independence Award (DP5 - Clinical Trial Optional): RFA RM-20-014

Supports outstanding junior scientists with the intellect, scientific creativity, drive, and maturity to bypass the traditional postdoctoral training period and launch an independent research career. Applicants must have recently completed or will soon complete her/his doctoral degree or clinical training and have the support and guarantee of an independent research position from a host institution.

  • Complete doctoral degree or clinical training between June 1, 2019 and September 30, 2021
  • In non-independent position at time of application
  • Cannot have served in a postdoctoral position more than 12 months following a previous, non-terminal degree
  • Single-PI applications only
  • Requires significant institutional commitment
  • Limited to two applications per institution
  • No preliminary data required
  • Up to $250,000 direct costs per year for up to 5 years
  • See website for more information and FAQs
  • Application deadline: September 4, 2020
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National Institutes of Health
Bethesda, MD
United States