Are you a biomedical researcher at the beginning of your career? The National Institutes of Health will give special consideration to proposals from "early stage investigators." But to do that, they need to know of your status.
An early stage investigator is one who received a terminal research degree or completed a medical residency in the past 10 years and has not received a major NIH research award. (See NIH web page for details.) Applications from early investigators will be reviewed with more emphasis on the proposed research and less on the investigator's track record.
Use the eRA Commons to update your personal profile and identify yourself as an early stage investigator. Do it before you submit your RO1 application. Get more information about the early investigator program by clicking on the headline above.