NIH Director’s Pioneer and New Innovator awards due in October

The 2013 NIH Director’s Pioneer Award Program (DP1) provides up to $500,000 per year for up to five years in support of individual scientists of exceptional creativity who propose pioneering and possibly transforming approaches to addressing major biomedical or behavioral challenges that have the potential to produce an unusually high impact on a broad area of biomedical or behavioral research. To be considered pioneering, the proposed research must reflect substantially different scientific directions from those already being pursued in the investigator’s research program or elsewhere.
Applications Due: October 9, 2012

The 2013 NIH Director’s New Innovator Award Program (DP2) is offering up to $300,000 per year for up to five years in support of early stage investigators of exceptional creativity who propose bold and highly innovative new research approaches that have the potential to produce a major impact on broad, important problems in biomedical and behavioral research. Applicants must be within 10 years of receiving your terminal degree and must hold an independent research position as of September 1, 2013. See sponsor’s announcement for full eligibility details. Read about Haining Zhong, Ph.D., an OHSU researcher who received the New Innovator Award last year.
Applications Due: October 17, 2012

Take a look at other current funding opportunities.