Vanderbilt Peabody College’s Neural Enhancement of Learning Lab will host National Institutes of Health program officer Becky Miller on Friday, Jan. 20, at 3 p.m. to discuss the NIH High-Risk, High-Reward Research initiative, which supports highly innovative research. The event will be in the One Magnolia Circle Building, Room 241.
All interested researchers focused on biomedical, behavioral or social sciences within the NIH mission are welcome to join.
The High-Risk, High-Reward Research initiative, part of the NIH Common Fund, issues annual funding opportunities for exceptionally creative scientists with highly innovative research ideas. The presentation will cover the program’s four awards supporting high-impact research from scientists at all career stages:
- NIH Director’s Pioneer Award: for scientists with outstanding records of creativity pursuing pioneering approaches to major challenges
- NIH Director’s New Innovator Award: for exceptionally creative early career scientists proposing innovative, high-impact projects
- NIH Director’s Transformative Research Award: for individuals or teams proposing groundbreaking, unconventional research with the potential to create new scientific paradigms
- NIH Director’s Early Independence Award: for exceptional junior scientists bypassing postdoctoral training to launch independent research careers