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NIH Director's Early Independence Awards (DP5)

Limited Submission Announcement

PLEASE READ: Internal Procedures for Limited Submissions


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.

Campus Deadline:


External Deadline(s):

Letter of Intent: (not required) August 22, 2017

September 22, 2017 | 5:00 PM CT


Only up to two applications per institution are allowed.


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.


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