About NIA

Fiscal Year 2008 Budget

Overall Budget Policy

Investigator-initiated research projects and new investigator research and career development are the Institute's highest priorities. In order to maximize the number of competing research project grants that can be made, NIA has a cap on the amount that can be awarded to individual program project awards and is following the NIH policy in providing no inflationary increases for non-competing or competing grants. In addition, the NIA has targeted a portion of the funds available for competing research project grants to support high priority projects outside of the payline, including awards to new investigators and first-time renewals. The Institute also seeks to maintain a balance between solicitations issued to the extramural community in areas that need stimulation and funding made available to support investigator-initiated projects.