Updated March 11, 2020

NIAMS FY 2020 Enacted Level: $624,889,000

The NIAMS is operating under the FY 2020 Further Consolidated Appropriations Act. The interim funding plan below for research and training grants represents the most current information as of the date cited above; however, many factors including a quarterly apportionment of NIAMS approved budget 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

Noncompeting continuation awards will be funded at the recommended level for FY 2020 that is reflected on the FY 2019 Notice of Grant Award.

Competing RPGs

  • Competing R01 applications will be paid through the percentile of 10.0.
  • Competing R01 applications from early stage investigators will be paid through the percentile of 18.0.
  • Competing R21 applications will be paid through the percentile of 10.0.
  • A payline has not been set for competing R15 applications.
  • Competing R03 applications will be paid through the priority score 20.0.
  • 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.

SBIR/STTR

  • The payline for SBIR applications will be paid through the priority score 25.
  • A payline has not been set for competing STTR applications.

Research Career Awards

  • Competing K01/K08/K25 applications will be paid through the priority score 20.
  • Competing K23/K24 applications will be paid through the priority score 18.
  • A payline has not been set for competing K99 applications.

Research Training

  • Competing research training fellowships (F31, F32, and F33) will be paid through the percentile 18.0.
  • A payline has not been set for competing research training fellowships (F30).
  • Competing institutional training applications (T32) will be paid through the priority score 14. 
Last Updated: March 2020