Research Announcements

NIH High-Risk, High-Reward Research Program: novel funding opportunities & webinars

Four types of NIH awards announced, with webinars available for more information.

The High-Risk, High-Reward Research program supports exceptionally creative scientists pursuing highly innovative research with the potential for broad impact in biomedical, behavioral, or social sciences within the NIH mission. None of these programs requires preliminary data or a detailed experimental plan. What is required is a great idea and compelling logic of how it might be achieved. The program’s four constituent NIH Director’s awards provide a diverse set of funding opportunities. See the individual award websites for more information and application help.

The NIH Common Fund will hold pre-application interactive Q&A webinars for these funding opportunities. NIH staff will discuss the funding opportunities and answer questions from prospective applicants. Preregistration for the webinar is required.

Webinar information:

NIH Director’s Early Independence Award (RFA-RM-21-018) – Monday, June 28, 2021 at 11:30 AM EDT
To join the webinar, register through WebEx and submit your questions by 11:59 PM local time on Thursday, June 24, 2021 to EarlyIndependence@od.nih.gov.

NIH Director’s Pioneer Award (RFA-RM-21-015) – Monday, June 28, 2021 at 1:30 PM EDT
To join the webinar, register through WebEx and submit your questions by 11:59 PM local time on Thursday, June 24, 2021 to PioneerAwards@mail.nih.gov.

NIH Director’s Transformative Research Award (RFA-RM-21-017) – Tuesday, June 29, 2019 at 1:00 PM EDT
To join the webinar, register through WebEx and submit your questions by 11:59 PM local time on Friday, June 25, 2021 to Transformative_Awards@mail.nih.gov.

NIH Director’s New Innovator Award (RFA-RM-21-016) – Tuesday, June 29, 2021 at 3:00 PM EDT
To join the webinar, register through WebEx and submit your questions by 11:59 PM local time on Friday, June 25, 2021 to NewInnovatorAwards@mail.nih.gov.

Advance your technology with the DOD Seminar

Reminder, please join us June 24th (12-1PM) as we hear from Barry Datlof, the Chief of Business Development and Commercialization at U.S. Army Medical Research & Development Command (USAMRDC), will discuss how you can advance your research and technology with the Department of Defense (DoD). Mr. Datlof serves as an advocate for developing researchers’ technologies and provides researchers with guidance on identifying and navigating potential funding opportunities in the DoD. Presented by the Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research and UNeMed. Login information for this Teams meeting can be found here.

2021 Symposium on Substance Use Research Call for Presentations & Posters

We are excited to announce that the Symposium on Substance Use Research will be hosted digitally in 2021! This virtual symposium provides an opportunity for those working in the areas of substance use to share their original research. 

Starting June 30, 2021, we will be pleased to accept abstracts for short research presentations and poster sessions.

To learn more about the upcoming call for abstracts click this link: https://rdar.unl.edu/2021-symposium-call-abstracts

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