Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) Number
Companion Funding Opportunity
There is no limit to the number of applications an institution may submit. Individuals may submit only one application as a PD/PI in response to this FOA. See Section III. 3. Additional Information on Eligibility.
Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance (CFDA) Number(s)
Funding Opportunity Purpose
The NIH Pioneer Award initiative complements NIH's traditional, investigator-initiated grant programs by supporting individual scientists of exceptional creativity who propose pioneering and possibly transforming approaches to addressing major biomedical or behavioral challenges that have the potential to produce an unusually high impact on a broad area of biomedical or behavioral research. To be considered pioneering, the proposed research must reflect substantially different scientific directions from those already being pursued in the investigator’s research program or elsewhere.
August 8, 2013
Open Date (Earliest Submission Date)
September 18, 2013, September 10, 2014, and September 9, 2015
Letter of Intent Due Date(s)
Application Due Date(s)
October 18, 2013, October 10, 2014, and October 9, 2015, by 5:00 PM local time of applicant organization.
Applicants are encouraged to apply early to allow adequate time to make any corrections to errors found in the application during the submission process by the due date.