Researchers at all career levels and engaged in all areas of research may apply for the Pioneer Award, as long as they are interested in biomedically relevant topics. ‘We hope for a diverse applicant pool to see again this year Toward this end, we applications from women, members of groups that are underrepresented in biomedical research, and individuals to encourage in the early to middle stages of their careers continue, said Jeremy M. Director of the National Institute of General Medical Sciences and a leader of the Pioneer Award program..

Each Pioneer Award provides $ 2.5 million in direct costs over five years. NIH funded 35 scientists in the first three years of the program, the part of the NIH Roadmap for Medical Research is. In September 2007 , the agency expects to between five and ten new Pioneer Award grants make.MD Professor Hope, The Second Annual Global Symposium on for innovative solutions for Spinal Cord Injury, paralysis of and Neuropathy.