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NIH Common Fund Funding Opportunity Announcements

Funding Initiatives

(See http://www.nihroadmap.nih.gov/grants)

The NIH Common Fund was established by Congress in the 2006 NIH Reform Act to support cross-cutting, trans-NIH programs that require participation by at least two NIH Institutes or Centers or would otherwise benefit from strategic planning and coordination. In FY2012 the Common Fund budget was $556.9 M.

Each year the Common Fund offers new funding opportunities, described at https://commonfund.nih.gov/grants/fundedresearchx. Also displayed at that site are several on-going High Risk-High Reward research programs for scientists with exceptional creativity who propose highly innovative approaches to major contemporary challenges in biomedical research:

  • NIH Director’s Early Independence Award
  • NIH Director’s New Innovator Award
  • NIH Director’s Pioneer Award
  • NIH Director’s Transformative R01 Program

For general information and application details, see https://commonfund.nih.gov/highrisk/.

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Last Reviewed: 
December 2011