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FY 2015 Major Changes in Budget Request

Major changes by budget mechanism and/or budget activity detail are briefly described below. Note that there may be overlap between budget mechanisms and activity detail and these highlights will not sum to the total change for the FY 2015 President’s Budget for NIA, which is $1.453 million more than the FY 2014 level, for a total of $1,170.880 million.

Research Project Grants (-$1.293 million; total $806.460 million):

NIA will award a total of 1,507 RPGs, an increase of 21 from FY 2014. NIA intends to fund several large grants in FY 2014. Funds would then be available in FY 2015 for competing RPG awards.

Intramural Research (+$1.186 million; total $119.763 million):

NIA will continue work to identify areas of potential savings within the Intramural Research Program that will allow the institute to continue to achieve its program goals and accomplishments.

Research Management and Support (+$0.427 million; total $43.144 million):

The NIA oversees 1,805 research grants, 573 full-time training positions, and 103 research and development contracts. Funding will be used to cover the expenses associated with providing for the effective, administrative, planning and evaluation, public information and communications, and scientific leadership of the institute.