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 1,600 research project grants and centers, as well as 598 full-time training positions and 123 research and support contracts.
The FY 2014 President’s Budget estimate is $42.373 million, a decrease of $0.060 million, or 0.1 percent below the FY 2012 Actual level.
The NIA participates in the support of the following initiatives funded through the NIH Common Fund:
- Interdisciplinary Research Consortium
- Using Metabolomics to Investigate Biological Pathways and Networks
- Supplements for Methodological Innovations – Behavioral and Social Science