Notice of Change to Application Instructions for the 2009 NIH Director’s New Innovator Award (DP2)

Notice Number: NOT-RM-09-012

Key Dates
Release Date: May 4, 2009

Issued by
National Institutes of Health (NIH), (


The purpose of this Notice is to highlight two changes to the Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) RFA-RM-09-003, 2009 NIH Director’s New Innovator Award Program (DP2):

  1. In the list of “Required Components” (under Content and Form of Application Submission), the component, “Research & Related Project/Performance Site Locations” should not be included. The only Required Components are: SF424 (R&R) (Cover component); Research & Related Other Project Information; and Research and Related Senior/Key Person.
  2. Applicants must designate one of the following ten areas of science for their application: 01-Behavioral and Social Sciences; 02-Chemical Biology; 03-Clinical and Translational Research; 04-Epidemiology; 05-Immunology; 06-Instrumentation and Engineering; 07-Molecular and Cellular Biology; 08-Neuroscience; 09-Physiology and Integrative Systems; 10-Quantitative and Computational Biology. There are 10 separate application packages (Competition IDs) in for this FOA, which correspond to the above ten areas of science. To designate the area of science for their application, applicants must download and submit the one application package that corresponds to their chosen area of science.

All other aspects of the FOA remain unchanged. The full text of the FOA, which was published on October 23, 2008, can be accessed at


For questions regarding this specific notice, please contact, preferably by e-mail:

Richard Okita, Ph.D.
Program Director, Pharmacological and Physiological Sciences Branch
National Institute of General Medical Sciences
National Institutes of Health
Building 45, Room 2As49, MSC 6200
Bethesda, Maryland 20892-6200
Phone: 301-594-4469