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New and Early-Stage Investigators

Follow the steps on this portal if you are an early-career stage investigator ready for an independent research grant. For other situations, see the Training and Career portal.

Key Pages

Action Items

1. Learn About Independent Awards

2. Contact a Program Officer

4. Understand Grant Writing

5. Learn About Peer Review and Applying

6. Understand Funding Decisions

Reference Reading at NIAID

Links Beyond NIAID


Find contacts at Communicating With NIAID—How to Get Help or email

Last Updated March 30, 2016

Last Reviewed December 07, 2015