Faculty invited to apply for NIH Early Independence Award: $250,000/year for five years

Faculty members are invited to apply for the NIH Director’s Early Independence Award. Case Western Reserve University will submit two candidates for the award.

The NIH Director’s Early Independence Awards provide an opportunity for exceptional junior scientists who have already established a record of innovation and research productivity to have an accelerated entry into an independent research career. It is also an opportunity for research-intensive institutions to invigorate their research departments by recruiting outstanding, early career scientists. The funding is $250,000 per year, in direct costs, for a five-year period.

At the time of funding to the grantee institution, the Early Independence investigator must have received a PhD, MD, DO, DC, DDS, DVM, OD, DPM, ScD, EngD, Dr PH, DNSc, ND (Doctor of Naturopathy), PharmD, DSW or PsyD. The internal limited submission deadline is Dec. 5.

Find more information at ora.ra.cwru.edu/ospa/funding/NIHEarlyIndependence.cfm.