VIRTUAL Research Development Office Information Session: “NIH High-Risk High Reward Program”

July 8, 2020
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Zoom conference

“NIH High-Risk High Reward Program”

The Research Development Office (RDO) is hosting an information session on the NIH High-Risk High-Reward (HRHR) Program on June 10, 2020 at Noon. The session will include a brief overview of the program and a Q&A session with HRHR-funded WU faculty. Please join to learn about the HRHR program mechanisms, differences from R01 proposals, and grantwriting tips.

Note that the session has a limit of 300 participants.

Please submit your questions in advance here.
UPDATED LINK: Available via Zoom
For assistance with Zoom, please contact WashU IT.
The High-Risk, High-Reward Research program supports exceptionally creative scientists pursuing highly innovative research with the potential for broad impact in biomedical, behavioral, or social sciences within the NIH mission. The program’s four constituent NIH Director’s awards provide a diverse set of funding opportunities.
For scientists with outstanding records of creativity pursuing pioneering approaches to major challenges.
$3.5 million for 5 years
For exceptionally creative early career scientists proposing innovative, high-impact projects.
$1.5 million for 5 years
For individuals or teams proposing groundbreaking, unconventional research with the potential to create new scientific paradigms.
Flexible budget for 5 years
For exceptional junior scientists bypassing postdoctoral training to launch independent research careers.
$1.25 million for 5 years
Please note: WashU is limited to two submissions for each of these DP5 competitions, and an internal selection competition is being held.
Questions? Please contact the Research Development Office at