CPI Thrust #2 co-leader and University of Delaware Assistant Professor in Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, Aditya Kunjapur, awarded the 2022 NIH Director’s New Innovator Award.

The NIH Director’s New Innovator Award is part of the Common Fund’s High-Risk, High-Reward Research program, which was created to accelerate the pace of biomedical, behavioral and social science discoveries by supporting exceptionally creative scientists with highly innovative research. The program seeks to identify scientists with high-impact ideas that may be risky or at a stage too early to fare well in the traditional peer review process. The program encourages creative, outside-the-box thinkers to pursue exciting and innovative ideas in any area of biomedical, behavioral or social science research relevant to the NIH mission.

Award recipients receive $1.5 million for a multi-year project. For more information about the award or to see the full list of 2022 Awardees, visit the NIH website.