The R35 mechanism is emerging at NIH as a mechanism for providing more stable (i.e. longer-term and for research programs rather than projects) support for selected investigators. The first R35 program out of the box was the NCI Outstanding Investigator Award, followed by the NIGMS MIRA Award. NINDS has also recently announced an outstanding program as well.
The first 17 R35 awards from NCI appeared in NIH RePORTER recently. These investigators cover the NCI mission fairly well (biology, genomics, surveillance, prevention including behavior, treatment). These investigators also have a wide range of funding with core support for FY2014 ranging from $230 K annual total costs to $5.8 M with a median of approximately $700 K total costs (although these values are somewhat subject to judgment since considerable support comes from P30 Cancer Center grants and program project grants (P01s)). I tried to provide lower estimates. The investigators are relatively diverse with regard to age with estimated ages ranging from 41 to 74 with an estimated median age of 56. The initial group includes 13 men and 4 women.
More awards are appearing in RePORTER; 4 additional awards have appeared since I did this initial analysis so expect updates.