Notice of Clarification of Eligibility Criteria for NIH Director’s New Innovator Award

Notice Number: NOT-RM-09-004

Key Dates
Release Date: November 4, 2008

Issued by
National Institutes of Health (NIH) (

The purpose of this Notice is to highlight one change in the list of grants that a PD/PI may have and still be eligible to apply for an NIH Director’s New Innovator Award. PDs/PIs who are current or past recipients of the R00 award are eligible to apply for the 2009 NIIH Director’s New Innovator Award if they meet all the other eligibility criteria.

All other aspects of the Program Announcement remain unchanged. The full text of the Program Announcement, 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