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September 6, 2011 • Volume 8 / Number 17

NIH Update

NIH Seeks Ideas for Common Fund

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The National Institutes of Health (NIH) Common Fund supports exceptionally innovative programs that are inherently high risk but have the potential for high payoff by catalyzing research across the entire agency and in the biomedical research community.

New ideas for Common Fund programs are identified annually by internal and external scientists and stakeholders. The fund is now asking for input on these ideas to help shape new programs for 2013.

Program staff want to know which ideas have the potential to fundamentally change how scientists think about, support, or do research in a specific field or to create a new field altogether.

Provide your input online by September 14.

For more information about the NIH Common Fund, visit the website.