The NIH Roadmap for Medical Research Funding provides a framework of the priorities NIH must address to optimize its research portfolio. Newly released Roadmap funding opportunities are listed below.
NIH Director's Pioneer Award Program
In September 2005, NIH expects to make 5 to 10 new Pioneer Awards to provide individual scientists with up to $500,000 in direct costs per year for 5 years. Nominations may be submitted between March 1 and April 1 at http://nihroadmap.nih.gov/pioneer. See http://grants1.nih.gov/grants/guide/notice-files/NOT-OD-05-021.html for the complete Pioneer Award announcement. Additional information about the High-Risk Research component of the NIH Roadmap is available at http://nihroadmap.nih.gov/highrisk/index.asp.
Multidisciplinary Clinical Research Career Development Programs
This RFA will support the early career development of clinical researchers who would be expected to achieve excellence in their ability to design and oversee research in multidisciplinary team settings, and who have a high potential to become leaders of various fields of clinical research. The NIH Roadmap plans to provide approximately $4 million for this initiative in FY 2005. The complete RFA is available at http://grants1.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-RM-05-016.html. For more information on clinical research workforce training and re-engineering the clinical research enterprise, go to http://nihroadmap.nih.gov/clinicalresearch/overview-training.asp.