Sunday, January 3, 2010

NIH Welcomes Proposals

NIH’s new Transformative Research Projects Program is looking for exceptionally innovative, high-risk, original and or unconventional research that will profoundly impact activities in the clinical basic or behavioral social science arenas. Up to $25 million total costs per year will be provided for a single project. Proposals are sought from scientists in the biological, behavioral, clinical, social, physical, chemical, computational, engineering, and mathematical sciences.

The program is looking for new and novel approaches that can lead to major improvements in health through the development of highly innovative therapies, diagnostic tools, or preventive strategies. Successful projects are expected to have a major impact in a broad area of biomedical or behavioral research.

Interdisciplinary teams as well as individual investigators with bold ideas are encouraged to apply. Eligible applicants are welcome from universities, nonprofits, small businesses, for profits, state, county, city governments, and Indian American Tribal governments.

The deadline for submitting applications is January 22, 1010. For more information, go to