This FOA will support exploratory/developmental research programs of interest to the NIBIB (https://www.nibib.nih.gov/research-funding).
These studies are expected to lead to breakthroughs in development of innovative techniques, agents, methodologies, models, or their applications.
studies may involve considerable risk that should be balanced by the potential high impact on human-health and related research.
Applicants are expected to propose novel biomedical research approaches for which there is no preliminary data to demonstrate the feasibility of the proposed project.
A project may be exploratory, developmental, proof of concept, or high risk-high impact, and may be technology design-directed, discovery-driven, or hypothesis-driven.