NIH Director's Transformative Research Award

Funding opportunities for exceptionally innovative and unconventional research projects

NIH Director's Transformative Research Award

Part of the High-Risk, High-Reward Research program, the award supports individuals or teams proposing transformative projects that are inherently risky and untested but have the potential to create or overturn fundamental paradigms and may require very large budgets.

  • Open to all career stages
  • Open to individuals or teams
  • No preliminary data required
  • Research effort commensurate to project needs
  • Anonymized review process
  • Flexible budgets
  • No prior approval required for large budget requests



Applications due September 1, 2023

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