New Eureka Awards fund innovative research, promise big payoffs

October 28, 2009

By hammersmith

[Source: NIH] – The National Institutes of Health has awarded 56 grants of up to $67.4 million to support highly innovative research projects that promise big scientific payoffs.  The new awards are part of the EUREKA (Exceptional, Unconventional Research Enabling Knowledge Acceleration) program, which helps scientists test new, unconventional ideas or tackle major methodological or technical challenges.
“EUREKA awards reflect NIH’s continued commitment to funding transformative research, even if it carries more than the usual degree of scientific risk,” said NIH Director Francis S. Collins, M.D., Ph.D.  “The grants seek to elicit those ‘eureka moments’ when scientists make major theoretical or technical advances.”

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