NIA RMS activities provide administrative, budgetary, logistical, and scientific support in the review, award, and monitoring of research grants, training awards and research and development contracts. RMS functions also encompass strategic planning, coordination, and evaluation of the Institute’s programs, regulatory compliance, international coordination, and liaison with other Federal agencies, Congress, and the public. The Institute currently oversees more than 1,940 research project grants and centers, as well as more than 500 full-time training positions and 100 research and support contracts.
Budget Policy: The 2009 budget estimate for NIA’s Research Management and Support is $40,214,000, an increase of $594,000 or 1.5 percent over the FY 2008 level of $39,620,000. Additional funds will be used to partially offset the costs associated with pay raises and other increases.