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Funding News - Independent Scientist Award

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  • The information on this page is for historical and research purposes only.
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NINDS encourages applications for the Independent Scientist Award.  This announcement is made together with 10 other NIH components.

The purpose of the award is to help develop outstanding scientists and to enable them to expand their potential to make significant contributions to their research fields.  It provides three, four, or five years of salary support and “protected” time for newly independent scientists who can demonstrate the need for a period of intensive research focus as a means of enhancing their research careers. 

Potential applicants should contact Dr. Stephen Korn, director, Training and Career Development, NINDS; telephone:  301-496-4188; email:  For more information visit