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NIH Director's Early Independence Awards (DP5)

Limited Submission Announcement

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National Institutes of Health (NIH)

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Awards will be for up to $250,000 in direct costs per year, plus applicable F&A costs for a duration of up to 5 years.

NIH anticipates approximately 10 awards, contingent upon availability of funds and  receipt of competitive proposals.

Campus Deadline:

Monday, November 17, 2014 

External Deadline(s):

LOI: December 30, 2014 (not required)*

Application:  January 30, 2015 | 5:00 PM CT


A single organization may submit a maximum of two applications.

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.

*Although a letter of intent is not required, is not binding, and does not enter into the review of a subsequent application, the information that it contains allows IC staff to estimate the potential review workload and plan the review.



All limited submission announcements can be tracked by deadline via the Calendar at or by announcement date via the Limited Submissions listing at