NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – The National Institutes of Health is seeking submissions for the upcoming year through its Pioneer awards and the New Innovator awards programs.
 
Under the Roadmap for Medical Research Program, NIH plans to fund between five and ten Pioneer award winners with up to $5 million, and it will grant up to $55.7 million over five years to as many as 24 New Innovator awardees in 2009.
 

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