NIH Announces 79 Awards To Encourage Creative Ideas in Science
Date: October 22, 2011
The National Institutes of Health (NIH) announced $143.8 million to be awarded for innovative ideas that propel fields forward and speed the translation of research into improved health for the American public. These awards are granted under three innovative research programs supported by the NIH Common Fund: the NIH Director’s Pioneer, New Innovator, and Transformative Research Projects Awards. The NIH Common Fund programs are designed to pursue major opportunities and gaps in biomedical research that no single NIH Institute could tackle alone, but that the agency as a whole can address to make the biggest impact possible on the progress of medical research. Additional information about the awards can be found on the NIH website.