The National Institutes of Health awarded more than 100 new grants for high-risk research or innovative work being done by young investigators, the agency linkurl:announced; today (September 24). Approximately $350 million was awarded as part of the NIH director's High-Risk Research Awards program. The 115 new grants come in three flavors: 42 Transformative R01 (T-R01) Awards to researchers who make innovative ideas central to their work, 18 Pioneer awards, which give $2.5 million to creative researchers at any stage of their careers, and 55 New Innovator Awards, good for $1.5 million to early-stage investigators who have not yet received R01 grants or similar NIH funding. You can peruse the list of winners and descriptions of their research linkurl:here,; linkurl:here; and linkurl:here.;
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[1st September 2009]*linkurl:High risk NIH grants announced;
[22nd September 2008]*linkurl:NIH to fund "wild and crazy" research;
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