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Program Details

NIH Director’s Early Independence Awards (DP5 Clinical Trial Optional) RFA-RM-23-007

Sponsor: NIH
Internal Deadline: 06/01/2023
Institutional Submission Limit: 2
Sponsor Deadline: 09/06/2023
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This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) supports exceptional junior investigators who wish to pursue independent research soon after completion of their terminal doctoral degree or post-graduate clinical training, thereby forgoing the traditional post-doctoral training period and accelerating their entry into an independent research career.

NIH indicates that a letter of intent is NOT REQUIRED and a full application is due by September 6, 2023.

Submission Process

Limited submissions MUST be coordinated with the Office of the Vice President for Research.

If interested in applying for this opportunity, email a two-page project abstract include at top the project title, PI, and list of key collaborators and a 2-3 page CV/biosketch for the PI (SCiENcv preferred) by the INTERNAL DEADLINE above to Julie Morris at

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