Maximizing Investigators’ Research Awards

A researcher funded by a MIRA will not subsequently be awarded any other source of NIGMS funding with the exception of grants supporting research resources; contracts and selected cooperative agreements; grants supporting training, workforce development or diversity building; clinical trials; INBRE (P20), COBRE (P20/P30) or IDeA-CTR (U54); SEPA; SBIR/STTR; conference grants; and grants supported through NIGMS HIV/AIDS-related FOAs.

For guidelines on how NIGMS calculates budgets for Established Investigator MIRAs, see Planning to Apply for an NIGMS Established Investigator MIRA? Points to Consider and FAQs​.

Typically, the budget for a MIRA Early Stage Investigator is $250,000 direct costs per year for 5 years.