NIH Director’s Transformative Research Awards (R01 Clinical Trial Optional)

Award Info:

The maximum project period is five years.


The NIH Director's Transformative Research Award Program supports collaborative investigative teams or individual scientists who propose unusually innovative research projects, which, if successful, would have a major impact in a broad area of relevance to the NIH. To be considered transformative, projects must have the potential to create or overturn fundamental scientific paradigms through novel concepts or perspectives, transform the way research is conducted through the development of novel tools or technologies, or lead to major improvements in health through the development of highly innovative diagnostic, therapeutic, or preventive strategies. Consistent with this focus, Transformative Research Award applications should propose research substantially different from current mainstream research