Deadline: February 16, 2017

Agency/Sponsor: National Institutes of Health


This Trailblazer Award is an opportunity for New and Early Stage Investigators to pursue research programs of high interest to the NIBIB that integrate engineering and the physical sciences with the life and behavioral sciences.  This FOA invites applications from researchers who are at the early stage of their independent careers or those who have not had substantial prior NIH funding. A Trailblazer project may be exploratory, developmental, proof of concept, or high risk-high impact, and may be technology design-directed, discovery-driven, or hypothesis-driven.  Importantly, applicants are expected to propose research approaches for which there are minimal or no preliminary data.

Funding and Duration: Application budgets may not exceed $400,000 direct costs over a maximum three-year funding period.  No more than $200,000 may be requested in any single year.

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