Status of FY 2013, 2014, and 2015 Budgets
The NIA is currently preparing to close out FY 2013. The FY 2013 enacted level allows for 1,386 total research project grants (RPGs), including 340 new and competing awards. An amount of $0.887 million was transferred to NIA from the National Children’s Study. Support levels for other funding mechanisms include 79 research centers for $82.688 million; 243 other research grants, including 205 research career awards, for a total of $34.612 million; 574 full-time training positions for $23.271 million, and a total of $60.350 million for R&D contracts.
The FY 2014 President’s budget was released to the public on April 10, 2013. The President’s request for NIH is $31.087 billion, which is $1.989 billion higher than the FY 2013 level of $29.098 billion.
The NIA budget request for FY 2014 is $1,193.370 million, an increase of $72.979 million or 6.5 percent over the FY 2012 enacted level. The FY 2014 level includes an $80.0 million increase for Alzheimer’s Disease research. The NIA FY 2014 Congressional Justification can be viewed at www.nia.nih.gov/about/budget/2013/fiscal-year-2014-budget 
For NIA, the FY 2014 President’s Budget will allow for 1,650 total research project grants (RPGs), including 591 new and competing awards. The estimate includes $88.906 million for research centers, $36.864 million for other research grants, and $24.756 million for research training. The R&D contract mechanism will be supported at a level of $63.239 million, a decrease of $0.298 million from the FY 2012 enacted level.
Preliminary work on the budget for FY 2015 has begun using the FY 2014 President’s budget request as the base. After intermediate stages of review, the President’s budget request for FY 2015 will be presented to Congress in February 2014, at which time it will become available to the public.
|MECHANISM||FY 2012 Final Allocation*||FY 2013 Operating Plan||FY 2014 President's Budget|
|Research Centers in Minority Institutions||0||0||0||0||0||0|
|Cooperative Clinical Research||0||0||0||0||0||0|
|Biomedical Research Support||0||0||0||0||0||0|
|Minority Biomedical Research Support||0||0||0||0||0||0|
|Subtotal, Other Research||259||36,864||243||34,612||259||36,864|
|Total Research Grants||1,799||871,064||1,708||801,211||1,988||944,401|
|Research & Development Contracts||123||64,545||123||60,350||123||63,239|
|Research Management & Support||42,433||41,054||42,373|
* FY 2012 includes $18.273 million for the Alzheimer's Disease transfer
NOTE: The FY 2013 column does not reflect the proposed reprogramming.