List of smaller grants & awards that maintain New Investigator status

A Program Director or Principal Investigator (PD/PI) is considered a New Investigator if he/she has not previously competed successfully as PD/PI for a substantial NIH research award. An investigator will retain their New Investigator status if he/she receives any of the smaller research grants, training, infrastructure, and career awards that appear on this list:

Research Grants

  • Pathway to Independence Award-Research Phase (R00)
  • Small Grant (R03)
  • Academic Research Enhancement Award (R15)
  • Exploratory/Developmental Grant (R21)
  • Research Education Grants (R25, R90, RL9, RL5)
  • Clinical Trial Planning Grant (R34)
  • Dissertation Award (R36)
  • Small Business Technology Transfer Grant-Phase I (R41, UT1)
  • Small Business Innovation Research Grant-Phase I (R43, U43)
  • Shannon Award (R55)
  • NIH High Priority, Short-Term Project Award (R56)
  • Competitive Research Pilot Projects (SC2, SC3)
  • Resource Access Award (X01)

Training-Related and Mentored Career Awards

  • All Fellowships (F awards)
  • All individual and institutional career awards (K awards)    
  • Loan repayment contracts (L30, L32, L40, L50, L60)
  • All training grants (T32, T34, T35, T90, D43)

Instrumentation, Construction, Education, Health Disparity Endowment Grants, or Meeting Awards

  • G07, G08, G11, G13, G20
  • R13
  • S10, S15, S21, S22