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NIH announces 115 awards to encourage high-risk research and innovation
Date:9/24/2009

Awards, 18 Pioneer Awards, and 55 New Innovator Awards for early-stage investigators.

The NIH expects to make competing awards of $30 million to T-R01 awardees, $13.5 million to Pioneer awardees, and approximately $131 million to New Innovators in Fiscal Year 2009. The total funding provided to this competing cohort over a five-year period is estimated to be $348 million. The New Innovator total includes $23 million in funds through the Recovery Act.

This year's awards make the largest number of Pioneer and New Innovator awards in the programs' history. Investigators funded via the 2004 cohort, the first year of the Pioneer Awards, have completed their projects. Details on the progress made by these awardees are available at http://nihroadmap.nih.gov/pioneer/Profiles04/index.aspx

The 2009 recipients' names and institutions are listed below.


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Contact: Karen Silver
silverk@mail.nih.gov
301-435-2435
NIH/Office of the Director
Source:Eurekalert

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