The NICHD distributes its resources among many diverse programs and mechanisms. The institute is committed to funding the largest number of meritorious projects possible, while allowing the flexibility needed to support selected program priorities and respond to emerging scientific opportunities.
When the President signs the NIH Appropriation, the funds for new and competing renewal research grant applications are allocated for the fiscal year. The Institute establishes general guidelines for funding based on this allocation, allowing for necessary adjustments throughout the year to reflect directives from Congress and the NIH, as well as emerging program priorities.
The following information represents the NICHD guidelines and operating procedures for FY2014.
Adjustments to Requested Budget Levels
The NICHD does not make "across-the-board" budget cuts to grants it intends to fund. However, in the interests of awarding as many grants as possible, adjustments are necessary, in part due to the following factors:
- A significant increase in the number of applications submitted
- A significant increase in the size of budget requests
- A large and growing commitment base for ongoing grants
- Insufficient growth in the NICHD budget to accommodate the first three factors.
NICHD is committed to the goal of supporting new investigators on R01 and R01-equivalent awards at success rates equivalent to those of established investigators. Applications submitted by new, early stage investigators are usually given special funding consideration, and the funding range for R01s submitted by new investigators extends beyond that for other investigators. In addition, special funding consideration may be given to research project grant applications submitted by new investigators supported by NICHD Career Development (K) Awards.
Competing Grant Applications
Final Paylines have not yet been determined for the NICHD. Updates will be posted as soon as possible.
Non-competing Continuation Grants (Type 5)
The non-competing FY 2014 level of support is presented on the FY 2014 award notice and generally reflects no cost of living/inflationary adjustments. The NICHD will support FY2014 awards at the following levels in the table below.
Non-competing (Type 5) Fellowship (F) and Training (T) grants will be adjusted to reflect FY 2014 stipend levels, per NOT-OD-14-046.
Other NICHD Funding Considerations
- The legislated salary limitation for grants applies to both competing and non-competing grants. The limitations currently in effect were published in February 2014 (NOT-OD-14-052).
- Modular grants do not receive escalation in future years. Additional information on modular applications and awards is posted at http://grants.nih.gov/grants/funding/modular/modular.htm.
FY2014 Non-Competing Funding Levels
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