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Additional information on budget policy and grants funding policies may be found at NIAMS Grant Funding Decisions

History of Actual Obligations - FY 1987 to present

History of Competing Research Project Grants - FY 2002 to present

Funding Plan Fiscal Year 2011

Updated September 9, 2011 (historical)

NIAMS operating level: $534,348,000

The NIAMS is operating under the FY 2011 full year continuing resolution level specified in P.L. 112-10. The funding plan below for research and training grants represents the most current information as of the date cited above; however, many factors occurring throughout the fiscal year can affect the operating policies, thus they are subject to change. For clarification it is always best to check with an appropriate Institute official.

Research Project Grants (RPGs)

Noncompeting RPGs:

In accordance with current NIH FY 2011 policy following the enactment of the Department of Defense and Full-Year Continuing Appropriations Act of 2011 (P.L. 112-10), noncompeting awards will reflect a reduction from the amount recommended on the previous Notice of Grant Award. For most noncompeting awards, both modular and non-modular, this reduction will be approximately 4 percent, which will be applied to all remaining years of the grant. To review the NIH fiscal policy for grant awards in FY 2011, please see links below:

Competing RPGs:

  • NIAMS fiscal policy involves a case-by-case review of competing grant applications by program directors. Reductions from direct costs recommended will be approximately 10 percent. No reductions will be taken on SBIR/STTR applications or applications with direct costs of $100,000 or less.
  • The payline for R01 applications from new investigators will be through the percentile of 15.0. If an application involves more than one PI, all PIs must meet the definition of new investigator in order for the application to have the new investigator designation.
  • The payline for all other R01 applications will be through the percentile of 11.0.
  • The payline for R21 applications will be through the percentile of 11.0.
  • The payline for R03 applications will be through priority score 28.
  • The payline for R15 applications will be through priority score 20.
  • SBIR/STTR
    • The payline for SBIR applications will be through priority score 25.
    • The payline for STTR applications will be through priority score 29.
  • A pool of funds has been set aside for selective payment. Applications chosen for select pay are those that do not fall within the current percentile payline but which are deemed to have particular relevance to the Institute's scientific and health priorities. Projects to be funded on this basis are recommended by Institute staff and/or advisory council members. Applicants may not apply for select pay consideration. Final decisions are made by the NIAMS Director following staff discussion.

Research Career Awards

  • The payline for K99s will move from PS 16 through PS 20.
  • The payline for K01/K02/K08/K25 applications will be through priority score 25.
  • The payline for K23/24 applications will be through priority score 26.

Research Training

  • The payline for Fellowships (Fs) will move from PS 33 through PS 39.
  • The payline for institutional training applications (T32) will be through priority score 19.