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NIH Director's Early Independence Award (DP5 - Clinical Trial Optional)
Intent Deadline: April 30, 2018
Application Deadline: September 27, 2018

The NIH Directors Early Independence Award supports exceptional investigators who wish to pursue independent research directly after completion of their terminal doctoral/research degree or end of post-graduate clinical training, thereby forgoing the traditional post-doctoral training period and accelerating their entry into an independent research career. Applications are welcome from individuals of diverse backgrounds and perspectives and in any topic of relevance to the broad mission of NIH.

Applications are restricted to two per institution.

If you are interested in developing a proposal in response to this funding opportunity, please complete a notification of intent to submit by April 30, 2018. For more information regarding the internal selection process, visit