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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 2014

Updated July 18, 2014

NIAMS FY 2014 Operating Level: $520,053,000

The NIAMS is operating under the Consolidated Appropriations Act (Omnibus) of 2014. 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 2014 fiscal policy, some noncompeting awards will reflect a reduction from the amount recommended on the previous Notice of Grant Award.

For noncompeting continuations of grants first awarded or competitively renewed prior to FY 2013, this reduction will be approximately 2 percent. No reduction will be applied to noncompeting continuations of grants first awarded or competitively renewed in FY 2013. Out-year commitments will remain unchanged.

To review the NIH fiscal policy for grant awards in FY 2014, please see link:

http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/notice-files/NOT-OD-14-055.html

Competing RPGs:

  • The payline for competing R01 applications will be paid through the percentile 14.0.
  • The payline for competing R01 applications from new investigators will be paid through the percentile 19.0.
  • The payline for competing R21 applications will be paid through the percentile 14.0.
  • The payline for R15 applications will be paid through the priority score 20.
  • The payline for the R03 application solicitation will be paid through the priority score 20.
  • Based on case-by-case review of grant applications by program directors, reductions from direct costs recommended will be approximately 12 percent. No reductions will be taken on applications with direct costs of $100,000 or less.
  • 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 Director, NIAMS, following staff discussion.

SBIR/STTR

  • The payline for SBIR applications will be paid through the priority score 30.
  • The payline for STTR applications will be paid through the priority score 23.

Research Career Awards

  • K01/K08/K25 applications will be paid through the priority score of 30.
  • K23/24 applications will be paid through the priority score of 33.
  • K99 applications will be paid through the priority score 24.

Research Training

  • The payline for research training fellowships (F31, F32, and F33) will be paid through the priority score 22.
  • The payline for research training fellowships (F30) will be paid through the priority score 24.
  • The payline for institutional training applications (T32) will be paid through the priority score 20.