The NIA closed out fiscal year 2011. In FY 2011, the NIA obligated $1,098,631,000 in appropriated money. NIA awarded 1,462 research project grants (RPGs), including 395 competing awards. The FY 2011 success rate for the Institute was 16.1 percent which compares to 14.5 percent in FY 2010 and 17.5 percent in FY 2009.
Support levels for other key extramural funding mechanisms included 78 research centers for $88.2 million; 627 full-time training positions for $24.8 million; and a total of $63.2 million for research and development contracts.
The FY 2012 budget was approved by the President December 23rd, 2011. The enacted budget provides $1,102.1 million, a $3.6 million or .31% increase over the FY11 level, after transfers. This enacted level allows for 1,504 total research project grants (RPGs), including 377 new and competing awards. The estimate includes $87.8 million for research centers, an increase of $0.3 million over FY 2011. The other research grants estimate is $33.5 million, flat relative to FY 2011. For research training, the FY 2012 budget request includes $24.8 million to support 618 trainees. The R&D contract mechanism will be supported at a level of $63.8 million, an increase of $0.6 million over FY 2011.
The FY 2013 President’s Budget is being finalized. After review, the President’s budget request for FY 2013 will be presented to Congress in February 2012, at which time it will become available to the public.
A table showing the NIA FY 2011 and 2012 funding levels by budget mechanism is included below.
All items in italics are "non-adds"; items in parenthesis are subtractions.
|MECHANISM||FY 2011 Actual||FY 2012 Enacted|
|Research Project Grants||1,462||729,719,000||1,504||733,141,000|
|Research Centers in Minority Institutions||0||0||0||0|
|Cooperative Clinical Research||0||0||0||0|
|Biomedical Research Support||0||0||0||0|
|Minority Biomedical Research Support||0||0||0||
|Subtotal, Other Research||267||33,473,000||267||33,473,000|
|Total Research Grants||1,807||852,573,000||1,849||855,569,000|
|Research & Development Contracts||133||63,218,000||133||63,755,000|
|Research Management & Support||152||42,488,000||152||42,452,000|
|Buildings and Facilities||0||0||0||0|