The Outstanding Investigator Award (R35) NCI Outstanding Investigator Award (R35) NCI established the Outstanding Investigator Award (R35) in 2015 for principal investigators who have achieved significant research accomplishments. Featured in this video is Holly Prigerson, Ph.D., of Weill Cornell Medicine, who is among the first group of 62 researchers to receive the award. The R35 encourages these outstanding investigators to take on high-risk and potentially high-reward research projects by providing stable funding for 7 years. For more information, please visit