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 1,900 research project grants and centers, as well as 600 full-time training positions and more than 120 research and support contracts.
Budget Policy: The FY 2011 budget estimate for NIA’s Research Management and Support is $43.07 million, an increase of $2.051 million or 5 percent over the FY 2010 estimate. The requested funds would allow NIA to fund efforts at improving its IT infrastructure and offsetting the increased costs of centralized activities as well as personnel costs.