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Annual Data Report - FY 2012

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Figure 1:
Obligations in Current and FY 2003 Constant Dollars
Fiscal Years 2003-2012

Fiscal Year Current Constant Annual change BRDPI factor
03 993.6 993.6 3.5% 1.000
04 1,021.4 984.7 3.7% 0.964
05 1,045.3 970.1 3.9% 0.928
06 1,036.6 919.4 4.6% 0.887
07 1,045.5 893.4 3.8% 0.854
08 1,051.0 857.9 4.7% 0.816
09 1,079.0 855.7 2.9% 0.793
10 1,108.2 854.1 2.9% 0.771
11 1,100.4 824.9 2.8% 0.750
12 1,121.3 822.3 2.2% 0.733

* Current dollars - dollar value of a good or service in terms of prices prevailing at the time the good was sold or service rendered.
* Constant dollars - dollar value adjusted for inflation to demonstrate "real" increases. Determined by dividing current dollars by an appropriate price index, a process generally known as "deflating."

Figure 2:
Distribution of Obligations by Budget Category
Fiscal Years 2003-2012

Fiscal Year RPGs Centers Other Training Contracts Intramural RM&S Total
03    662,401      84,119      33,247      22,664      61,455      96,798      32,911             993,595
04    691,245      82,825      34,649      23,457      56,396      99,454      33,350          1,021,376
05    704,471      83,745      35,370      22,364      62,336    102,805      34,248          1,045,339
06    692,083      83,024      33,563      23,054      63,987    102,607      38,241          1,036,559
07    695,688      83,613      33,777      23,773      67,008    102,566      39,043          1,045,468
08    693,889      83,910      33,466      23,282      68,544    108,217      39,690          1,050,998
09    715,386      86,805      34,431      23,900      67,330    110,838      40,314          1,079,004
10    745,116      91,191      35,155      23,866      57,086    114,465      41,329          1,108,208
11    729,719      89,381      33,473      24,827      65,068    115,525      42,452          1,100,445
12    745,295      88,906      36,864      24,756      64,545    118,601      42,373          1,121,340

Figure 3:
Distribution of Obligations by Category
Fiscal Year 2012

Category Dollars %
Res. Project Grants 745,295 66.0%
Centers 88,906 8.0%
Other Research 36,864 3.0%
Training 24,756 2.0%
Contracts 64,545 6.0%
Intramural Research 118,601 11.0%
RMS 42,373 4.0%
Total NIA: 1,121,340 100.0%

Figure 4:
Trends in Appropriations
Fiscal Years 2003-2012

Year 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12
Appropriation
By $Millions
993.6 1,021.4 1,045.3 1,036.6 1,045.5 1,051.0 1,079.0 1,108.2 1,100.4 1,121.3

Figure 5A:
Average Cost of Competing RPGs in Current and FY 2003 Constant Dollars
Fiscal Years 2003-2012

Year 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12
Current 389.0 396.6 343.1 357.9 332.8 392.5 523.1 461.3 400.2 447.5
Constant 389.0 382.4 318.4 317.5 284.4 320.4 414.8 355.5 300.0 328.1

* SBIR and STTR awards are not included in average cost calculations.
* Current dollars - dollar value of a good or service in terms of prices prevailing at the time the good was sold or service rendered.
* Constant dollars - dollar value adjusted for inflation to demonstrate "real" increases. Determined by dividing current dollars by an appropriate price index, a process generally known as "deflating."

Figure 5B:
Average Cost of Competing RPGs in Current Dollars By Program
Fiscal Years 2004-2012

Year 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12
DAB 313 262 276 293 320 393 319 363 386
BSR 356 293 432 308 377 464 415 394 493
DN 418 401 381 374 446 532 497 401 517
GCG 635 335 344 356 353 854 706 508 261

Figure 5C:
Average Cost of Competing RPGs in FY 2004 Constant Dollars By Program
Fiscal Years 2004-2012

Year 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12
BAP 313 252 254 260 271 323 255 291 302
BSR 356 282 397 273 319 382 332 315 385
NNA 418 386 351 331 378 438 398 321 404
GCG 635 322 316 316 299 703 565 406 204

Figure 6A:
Competing Research Project Grant Success Rates*
Fiscal Years 2003-2012

Year 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12
Percent Funded 28.6 20.8 18.8 17.4 22.1 20.3 17.5 14.53 16.1 15.5

* Success rate: The success rate is the proportion of applications reviewed that is actually awarded. The FY 2012 Success rate is an estimate, pending final release by NIH.

Figure 6B
Research Project Grant Success Rates* By Grant Code
Fiscal Years 2004-2012

Year 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12
P01 55.3 48.8 38.0 42.3 32.7 44.8 17.5 26.2 17.7
R01 19.0 17.3 17.0 22.1 21.7 16.8 16.8 17.6 16.4
R03 18.9 14.5 17.1 17.9 20.5 7.5 7.5 17.2 21.0
All other** 25.8 23.3 17.0 42.9 17.4 18.9 12.2 12.7 12.4

* Success rate: The success rate is the proportion of applications reviewed that is actually awarded. FY 2012 rates are preliminary.
** All other includes R15, R21, R36, R37, R55, and U01 grants.

Figure 6C
Research Project Grant Success Rates* By Program
Fiscal Years 2004-2012

Year 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12
DAB 19.9 15.8 17.2 21.2 18.9 17.1 18.9 18.0 16.1
BSR 23.9 17.1 15.2 24.2 22.4 20.2 14.4 15.3 14.4
DN 20.2 21.1 17.8 21.5 20.8 17.0 17.4 16.8 15.5
GCG 21.6 21.4 20.0 22.3 17.3 17.7 17.4 12.7 17.0

* Success rate: The success rate is the proportion of applications reviewed that is actually awarded. FY 2012 rates are preliminary.

Table I
Actual Obligations for Fiscal Year 2012

Mechanism Number of Awards Dollars (Thousands)
RESEARCH GRANTS    
Research Project Grants:    
Non-competing 1,063 558,938
Admin. Supplements 1 (91) 17,373
Competing:    
Renewals 63 46,119
New 246 93,362
Supplements 5 1,018
Subtotal, Competing 314 140,500
Subtotal, RPGs 1,377 716,811
SBIR/STTR 84 28,483
Total, Research Project Grants 1,461 745,295
Research Centers:    
Special/Comprehensive 79 87,698
Comparative Medicine 2   1,208
Other Research:    
Research Careers (Ks) 218 28,883
Coop. Clinical Research    
Minority Biomedical Research Support    
Other Related Research 41 7,981
Total, Other Research 259 36,864
TOTAL, RESEARCH GRANTS 1,799 871,065
TRAINING (FTTPs)  
Individual 190 7,397
Institutional 420 17,359
TOTAL, TRAINING 610 24,756
R & D CONTRACTS 123 64,545
(SBIR/STTR, non-add) 3 (5) (61)
INTRAMURAL RESEARCH   118,601
RESEARCH MANAGEMENT AND SUPPORT   42,373
GRAND TOTAL, NIA   1,121,340

Note: Includes AIDS

1 = The 91 admin. supplements are not counted as research projects as they were part of an award already counted
2 = These dollars are NIA co-funding of projects in other ICs. They are not counted towards NIA's project numbers.
3 = This is an assessment paid by NIA to support central work done as part of the SBIR/STTR process.

Table II
Obligations for Research Training and Other Career Development Programs
Fiscal Years 2007-2012 (Dollars in Thousands)

PROGRAM: Research Career Awards* NRSA: Individual (F31, F32) NRSA: Institutional (T32, T34, T35, T36) Subtotal, NRSAs TOTAL:
FY07 - Number 222 95 469 564 786
FY07 - Dollars $28,434 3,747 20,026 23,773 52,207
FY08 - Number 223 119 462 564 787
FY08 - Dollars $28,551 4,492 18,790 23,773 52,324
FY09 - Number 228 144 431 581 809
FY09 - Dollars $29,455 5,363 18,537 23,282 52,737
FY10 - Number 234 140 416 556 790
FY10 - Dollars $30,182 5,148 18,718 23,866 54,048
FY11 - Number 215 187 440 627 842
FY11 - Dollars $28,442 7,232 17,595 24,827 53,269
FY12 - Number 218 190 420 610 828
FY12 - Dollars $28,883 7,397 17,359 24,756 53,639

* Includes K01, K02, K04, K07, K08, K11, K12, K23, K24, K25, K26 and K30 awards.

NIA Award Mechanisms

RESEARCH PROJECT GRANTS: P01 - Research Program Project, R01 - Research Project (Traditional), R03 - Small Research Grant, R15 - Academic Research Enhancement Award (AREA), R21 - Exploratory/Developmental Research Grant, R33 - Exploratory/Developmental Grants Phase II, R34 - Clinical Trial Planning Grant, R36 - Aging Research Dissertation Awards to Increase Diversity, R56 - High Priority Short Term Project Award, U01 - Cooperative Agreement Research Project Award

SMALL BUSINESS INNOVATION RESEARCH GRANTS: R43 - Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Grant - Phase I, R44 - Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Grant - Phase II

SMALL BUSINESS TECHNOLOGY TRANSFER GRANTS: R41 - Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) Grant - Phase I, R42 - Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) Grant - Phase II

CENTER MECHANISMS: P30 - Center Core Grant, P50 - Specialized Center Grant

OTHER RESEARCH PROJECTS: R13 - Scientific Meeting Grant, U13 - Cooperative Agreement Scientific Meeting Award, U24 - Cooperative Agreement – Resource-related Research Award, R24 - Research Resource Grant, R25 - Education Project Grant

RESEARCH CAREER AWARDS: K01 - Mentored Research Scientist Development Award, K02 - Independent Scientist Award, K07 - Academic Career Award, K08 - Mentored Clinical Scientist Development Award, K12 - Mentored Clinical Scientist Development Program Award, K23 - Mentored Patient-Oriented Research Career Development Award, K24 - Mid-career Investigator Award in Patient-Oriented Research, K25 - Mentored Quantitative Research Career Development Award, K26 - Mid-career Investigator Award in Mouse Pathobiology Research, K99/R00 - NIH Pathway to Independence (PI) Award

TRAINING GRANTS: T32 - Institutional Research Training National Research Service Award, T35 - Short-Term Institutional Research Training National Research Service Award

FELLOWSHIPS: F30 - Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Awards for Individual Predoctoral MD/PhD Fellows, F31 - Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Awards for Individual Predoctoral Fellows, F32 - Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Awards (NRSA) for Individual Postdoctoral Fellows, F33 - Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Awards (NRSA) for Individual Senior Fellows

LOAN REPAYMENT MECHANISMS: L30 - Clinical Research Loan Repayment Program, L40 - Pediatric Research Loan Repayment Program

Definition of Terms

Appropriations: Limitation of funds that agencies may obligate during the period of time specified in the respective appropriation acts.

Competing Applications: New applications and those competing for renewal.

Constant Dollars: Current dollars for a fiscal year adjusted for inflation with reference to a base year, according to the Biomedical Research and Development Price Index.

Extramural Research: Research performed by investigators outside the NIH and supported by NIH.

Fiscal Year: The year beginning October 1 and ending the following September 30.

FTTPs: Full time training positions.

Intramural Research: Research performed by investigators within the NIH community or extensions thereof.

Obligations: Represent a requirement by a government agency to pay a particular sum of money for orders placed, grants and contracts awarded, services received, and similar transactions during a given period that will require payments during the same or a future period.

RM & S -- Research Management and Support: Includes management of extramural programs, Office of the Director, and certain management costs applicable to overall operations.

Success Rate: The proportion of applications reviewed that actually is awarded.