NIBIB Trailblazer Award for New and Early Stage Investigators

Award Info:

This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) employs an R21 Exploratory/Developmental Research Grant mechanism enhanced to provide $400,000 in direct costs over three years, allowing expanded time and resources to pursue a new or emerging research program.


Standard NIH R21 due dates
This Trailblazer Award is an opportunity for New and Early Stage Investigators to pursue research programs of interest to the NIBIB at the interface of engineering and/or the physical sciences with the biomedical sciences. Applicants are encouraged to contact the appropriate NIBIB Program Director assigned to their specific scientific program area ( to discuss the appropriateness of the project before submission.

A distinct feature for this FOA is that no preliminary data are required, expected, or encouraged. However, if available, minimal preliminary data are allowed.