Updated February 9, 2018

The NIAMS is currently operating under a Continuing Resolution (CR) through March 23, 2018. The interim funding plan for research and training grants is cited below:

Research Project Grants (RPGs)

Noncompeting RPGs:

In accordance with established NIH policy (see link), noncompeting awards will be issued at an amount up to 90 percent of the previously committed level. https://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/notice-files/NOT-OD-18-124.html

Competing RPGs:

  • Competing R01 applications will be paid through the percentile of 7.0.
  • Competing R01 applications from early stage investigators will be paid through the percentile of 20.0.
  • Competing R21 applications will be paid through the percentile of 7.0.
  • Competing R15 applications will be paid through the percentile of 10.0.
  • Competing R03 applications will be paid through the priority score of 22.0.
  • 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.
  • Rarely, NIAMS receives an application that is within the Institute's payline, but is deemed to be of low program priority. In such instances, these cases are discussed in depth with members of the National Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases Advisory Council before the Institute Director makes a final funding decision. An application can be considered low priority for many reasons, including (but not limited to) redundancy with other projects, concerns about the ultimate relevance of the proposed study's results, or a lack of scientific premise.

SBIR/STTR

  • A payline has not been set for competing SBIR/STTR applications.

Research Career Awards

  • Competing K01/K08/K25 applications will be paid through the priority score 20.
  • Competing K23/24 applications will be paid through the priority score 22.
  • Competing K99 applications will be paid through the priority score 11.

Research Training

  • Competing research training fellowships (F31, F32, and F33) will be paid through the percentile 19.0.
  • A payline has not been set for research training fellowships (F30).
  • Competing institutional training applications (T32) will be paid through the priority score 15.
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