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Additional information on budget policy and grants funding policies may be found at NIAMS Grant Funding Decisions
Funding Plan Fiscal Year 2004
Updated October 28, 2004 (historical)
NIAMS FY 2004 Operating Level: $499,417,000
Each fiscal year, once an appropriation has been received, the Institute develops an operating plan for the funding of research and training grants. Many factors occurring throughout the fiscal year can affect the operating policies, thus they are subject to change. For the most current information, it is always best to check with an appropriate Institute official.
Research Project Grants
- Competing research project grant applications will be paid through the percentile of 17.0.
- Based on case-by-case review of grant applications by program
directors, reductions from direct costs recommended will be
within the following ranges:
- Applications with a percentile of 9.9 or below will receive a reduction on average of approximately 9 percent.
- Applications with a percentile of 10.0 and above will receive a reduction on average of approximately 12 percent.
- Applications with direct costs of $500,000 or greater will receive a reduction on average of approximately 12 percent.
- No reductions will be taken on applications with direct costs less than $100,000.
- The accelerated funding strategy will not be continued in FY 2004.
- 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.
- The average length of award for research project grants will be 4 years.
- Noncompeting continuation awards will be funded at the recommended level for FY 2004 that is reflected on the FY 2003 Notice of Grant Award.
- SBIR applications will be paid through the priority score of 196.
- STTR applications will be paid through the priority score of 239.
- The payline for the R03 solicitation will be through priority score 151.
Research Career Awards
- K01/K02/K08/K25 applications will be paid through the priority score of 154.
- K23/K24 applications will be paid through the priority score of 185.
- Research fellowship applications (F31, F32, and F33) will be paid through the priority score of 201.
- Institutional training applications (T32) will be paid through the priority score of 157.