A National Institutes of Health program formed to support individuals
with innovative biomedical research proposals announced that it was making
its first round of awards to 9 scientists, who each will receive $500 000
in direct costs per year for 5 years. The program, the Director’s Pioneer
Award, was established in January 2004 to encourage high-risk, high-impact
projects related to the improvement of human health (http://nihroadmap.nih.gov/highrisk/index.asp).
Hampton T. Risky Research Rewarded. JAMA. 2004;292(20):2457. doi:10.1001/jama.292.20.2457-a