Part of the High-Risk, High-Reward Research program, the award supports outstanding junior scientists with the intellect, scientific creativity, drive, and maturity bypass the traditional postdoctoral training period to launch independent research careers.

Applicant and host information

Applicant citizenship:

Host country: United States

Years since PhD: 0-1

Award details

Award: $1 250 000

Award Duration (years): 5

Research costs:


Mobility rule: No

Subjects: Life Sciences

Additional comments: LIMITED SUBMISSION (limit 2 applications from JHU): The NIH Common Fund has established the NIH Director's Early Independence Award to provide a mechanism for exceptional early career scientists to move rapidly into independent research positions at U.S. institutions by essentially omitting the traditional post-doctoral training period. Must be within 12 months of terminal research degree and in non-independent position at time of submission. Need support & commitment of host institution. Awards up to $250K per year for 5 years. ($1,250,000 over five years)

How to apply? For further eligibility requirements and the application process, please visit: Official Funding website

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July for internal deadline (limited submission)
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