Notice of Intent to Publish a Request for Applications (RFA) for the 2010 NIH Director’s New Innovator Award Program (DP2)

Notice Number: NOT-RM-09-015

Key Dates
Release Date: July 9, 2009

Issued by
National Institute of Health (NIH) (

Purpose and Background

The purpose of this Notice is to indicate the intent to issue a Request for Applications (RFA) for the 2010 NIH Director’s New Innovator Award Program. It is also intended to alert prospective applicants of important changes to the application and review process. This RFA will utilize the DP2 mechanism. Pre-applications (X02) will not be required.
The RFA is expected to be published in the NIH Guide for Grants and Contracts in August 2009 with an anticipated application receipt date of October 27, 2009. 


Research Initiative Description

The goal of the NIH Director’s New Innovator Award Program is to support early stage investigators who propose highly innovative research in biomedical and behavioral research. Biomedical and behavioral research is defined broadly for this program as encompassing scientific investigations in the biological, behavioral, clinical, social, physical, chemical, computation, engineering, and mathematical sciences that can impact the public health. Information about the New Innovator Award Program is at
Full details will be available in the RFA.


For further information, please contact:

Richard Okita, Ph.D.
National Institute of General Medical Sciences
National Institutes of Health
Building 45, Room 2As49, MSC 6200
Bethesda, Maryland 20892-6200
Phone: 301-594-3827
Email: (e-mail is the strongly preferred method for inquiries)

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