Carnegie Mellon University

NIH Director's Early Independence Awards (DP5)       RFA-RM-16-006                

Email intent to Judy Coyle by 5:00PM, 05/12/16
Submit pre-proposal by 05/23/16

The National Institutes of Health Common Fund announces the FY 2017 funding opportunity for the NIH Director’s Early Independence Awards (EIA).  The EIA initiative allows exceptional junior scientists to accelerate their transition to an independent research career by “skipping” the traditional postdoctoral training. To be eligible, candidates at time of application must be within one year (before or after) of completion of their terminal degree or clinical residency. In addition, at time of application, candidates must not be in an independent position (as defined in the FOA). 

 Responses to Frequently Asked Questions about the Early Independence Awards initiative are available at

Agency LOI Due Date: 08/12/2016
Agency Full Proposal Due Date: 09/12/2016
Limit: 2

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