The NIH Director’s Early Independence Award Program supports exceptional investigators who wish to pursue independent research directly after completion of their terminal doctoral/research degree or clinical residency, thereby forgoing the traditional post-doctoral training period and accelerating their entry into an independent research career.
Two applications per institution are allowed. Multiple PD(s)/PI(s) are not permitted for this FOA.
1. A two page CV
2. A description of the proposed project. It should have the following elements:
A cover sheet with the project title, your name, department, and campus address, and the title of the program you are responding to.
A description (no more than five pages in length) of the proposed project that includes the following sponsor-identified review criteria:
Additional pages may be added for references
Please be sure the project is identified on each page and number the pages.
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