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					                                                   NIGMS


NIH Roadmap for Medical Research
                  New Pathways
                   to Discovery




                       NIH


 Research Teams                       Re-engineering the
  of the Future                   Clinical Research Enterprise
                                                                      NIGMS


                                       Molecular
              Re-engineering the       Libraries      Building Blocks,
Clinical       Clinical Research      and Imaging    Biological Pathways
                                                        and Networks
                   Enterprise
Enterprise

                                                        Structural   New Pathways
        Public-Private
        Partnerships               Implementation
                                                         Biology     to Discovery
                                      Groups


                                                       Bioinformatics and
                                                      Computational Biology
         High-risk
         Research
                         Interdisciplinary
                             Research         Nanomedicine



    Research Teams
     of the Future
                                               NIGMS

NIH Director’s Pioneer Award

   Intended to support individuals as opposed to projects
   Significantly simplified nomination (application)
    process
     Five-page essay
    3  letters of reference
     Single representative work

   Supported through flexible spending authority
                                                                NIGMS

NIH Director’s Pioneer Award

   Multi-tiered review process
       Nominations review by NIH staff, outside reviewers
            Approximately 1/3 of nominees invited to apply
       Applications reviewed by outside reviewers
       ~20 finalists interviewed at NIH for final review
       Final review by Advisory Committee to Director, NIH
   Nine awards made in September 2004
       >1300 nominations
       Each award $500K direct costs per year for five years
       >51% commitment of effort required
                                                      NIGMS

NIH Director’s Pioneer Award

   Program re-announced for FY2005 with minor
    modifications
     Self-nominations only
     Women,    underrepresented minorities, and individuals in
      early to mid-career especially encouraged to apply
     Direct discussion of why NDPA award is appropriate
      requested in essay
   More than 800 nominations received
NIGMS
                                              NIGMS

NIH Director’s Pioneer Award

   2005 NDPA awards to be announced by Dr. Zerhouni
    at Pioneer Symposium on September 29th in Masur
    Auditorium
   Symposium will include short presentations from all
    nine FY2004 awardees
   Roundtable discussion with awardees about high risk-
    high impact research
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