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Annual Statistical Package - FY 2021

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Table 1A

(FY 2020 data included in parenthesis)

APPLICATIONS ASSIGNED TO COUNCILS IN FY 2021* (October 2020, January 2021, May 2021, August 2021))
Grant Type DAB: Number DAB: Dollars DBSR: Number DBSR: Dollars DN: Number DN: Dollars DGCG: Number DGCG: Dollars FY 2021 Total Number FY 2021 Total Dollars FY 2020 Total Number FY 2020 Total Dollars
Research Project 2021 786 $238,533,246 711 $302,489,814 2,698 $1,121,736,769 539 $188,938,628 4,734 $1,851,698,457    
Research Project 2020 (903) ($268,889,895) (610) ($212,745,789) (2,301) ($1,047,318,927) (417) ($185,143,145)     (4,231) ($1,714,097,756)
SBIR 60 $21,711,798 134 $56,974,063 260 $133,999,487 90 $33,716,090 544 $246,401,438 (559) ($252,487,144)
STTR 12 $8,643,908 12 $3,883,436 48 $16,204,277 15 $4,724,243 87 $33,455,864 (93) ($29,023,575)
Center 0 $0 7 $20,026,062 17 $36,642,953 11 $11,164,898 35 $67,833,913 (88) ($101,319,073)
Research Career 49 $5,279,002 92 $13,053,176 148 $18,820,469 87 $13,968,192 376 $51,120,839 (363) ($48,949,572)
Other Research 41 $44,345,336 26 $8,807,628 49 $44,433,863 16 $3,255,446 132 $100,842,273 (115) ($36,341,944)
Training 2 $1,345,830 13 $4,493,131 9 $3,515,806 5 $1,634,671 29 $10,989,438 (56) ($40,284,278)
Fellowship 87 $4,350,000 48 $2,400,000 278 $13,900,000 18 $900,000 431 $21,550,000 (386) ($19,300,000)
2021 Total 1,037 $324,209,120 1,043 $412,127,310 3,507 $1,389,253,624 781 $258,302,168 6,368 $2,383,892,222    
2020 Total (1,139) ($322,691,074) (941) ($337,407,368) (3,178) ($1,325,866,387) (633) ($255,838,513)     (5,891) ($2,241,803,342)

*Data from Fiscal Year 2020 are shown italicized in parentheses. October 2020 data were run on 8/11/2020, January 2021 on 12/23/2020, May 2021 on 4/29/2021, and August 2021 on 8/31/2021. Applications that had been withdrawn and contracts were not included. Dollar amounts shown are the total first-year direct costs requested. See last page for definition of NIA grant types and award mechanisms.

Table 1B

(FY 2020 data included in parenthesis)

ALZHEIMER'S DISEASE APPLICATIONS ASSIGNED TO COUNCILS IN FY 2021* (October 2020, January 2021, May 2021, August 2021)
Grant Type DAB: Number DAB: Dollars  DBSR: Number DBSR: Dollars  DN: Number DN: Dollars  DGCG: Number DGCG: Dollars  FY 2021 Total Number  FY 2021 Total Dollars FY 2020 Total Number FY 2020 Total Dollars
Research Project 2021 32 $12,450,087 325 $163,054,583 2,421 $1,188,526,768 48 $20,152,303 2,826 $1,384,183,741    
Research Project 2020 (40) ($16,576,721) (275) ($121,826,042) (1,986) ($1,077,790,038) (26) ($11,809,321)     (2,327) ($1,228,002,122)
SBIR 1 $447,378 106 $50,505,330 239 $130,455,233 24 $9,508,478 370 $190,916,419 (384) ($190,362,588)
STTR 2 $322,228 10 $3,244,523 44 $15,063,871 1 $395,732 57 $19,026,354 (61) ($20,521,663)
Center 0 $0 7 $20,026,062 17 $36,642,953 0 $0 24 $56,669,015 (39) ($59,280,629)
Research Career 3 $380,979 56 $7,575,599 127 $16,574,786 15 $2,465,664 201 $26,997,028 (191) ($25,164,347)
Other Research 4 $2,936,144 8 $3,420,606 45 $42,096,510 0 $0 57 $48,453,260 (48) ($22,295,720)
Training 0 $0 2 $466,232 6 $2,380,516 0 $0 8 $2,846,748 (18) ($28,474,210)
Fellowship 3 $150,000 26 $1,300,000 220 $11,000,000 0 $0 249 $12,450,000 (217) ($10,850,000)
2021 Total 45 $16,686,816 540 $249,592,935 3,119 $1,442,740,637 88 $32,522,177 3,792 $1,741,542,565    
2020 Total (45) ($16,979,038) (454) ($203,650,425) (2,724) ($1,339,792,220) (62) ($24,420,787)     (3,285) ($1,584,951,279)

*These numbers may change slightly due to false negative/positive codes on AD applications. Data from Fiscal Year 2020 are shown italicized in parentheses. October 2020 data were run on 8/21/2020, January 2021 on 12/23/2020, May 2021 on 4/29/2021, and August 2021 on 8/31/2021. Applications that had been withdrawn and contracts were not included. Dollar amounts shown are the first-year total costs requested for October Council and first-year direct costs requested for January, May, and August Councils (AD application information for October Councils is generated from a database that does not display direct costs). See NIA Award Mechanisms for definition of NIA grant types and award mechanisms.

Table 2

(FY 2020 data included in parenthesis)

RESEARCH PROJECT GRANT APPLICATIONS ASSIGNED TO COUNCILS IN FY 2021* (May 2021, January 2021, and October 2020)
Division Total # Reviewed 1-10 # 1-10 % 11-20 # 11-20 % 21-30 # 21-30 % 31-40 # 31-40 % 41-50 # 41-50 % > 50 & not discussed # > 50 & & not discussed %
Aging Biology (DAB):                          
May-21 260 29 11% 30 12% 33 13% 20 8% 20 8% 128 49%
Jan-21 278 32 12% 20 7% 26 9% 18 6% 22 8% 160 58%
Oct-20 255 22 9% 26 10% 22 9% 37 15% 22 9% 126 49%
Subtotal 793 83 10% 76 10% 81 10% 75 9% 64 8% 414 52%
Behavioral and Social Research (DBSR):                          
May-21 201 19 9% 18 9% 10 5% 28 14% 19 9% 107 53%
Jan-21 258 14 5% 26 10% 14 5% 21 8% 17 7% 166 64%
Oct-20 169 20 12% 11 7% 14 8% 16 9% 18 11% 90 53%
DBSR Subtotal: 628 53 8% 55 9% 38 6% 65 10% 54 9% 363 58%
Neuroscience (DN):                          
May-21 734 49 7% 66 9% 74 10% 69 9% 80 11% 396 54%
Jan-21 992 43 4% 68 7% 60 6% 77 8% 98 10% 646 65%
Oct-20 612 47 8% 66 11% 56 9% 52 8% 67 11% 324 53%
DN Subtotal: 2,338 139 6% 200 9% 190 8% 198 8% 245 10% 1,366 58%
Geriatrics and Clinical Gerontology (DGCG):                          
May-21 184 14 8% 8 4% 18 10% 26 14% 18 10% 100 54%
Jan-21 193 16 8% 12 6% 16 8% 13 7% 19 10% 117 61%
Oct-20 117 13 11% 10 9% 10 9% 16 14% 11 9% 57 49%
DGCG Subtotal: 494 43 9% 30 6% 44 9% 55 11% 48 10% 274 55%
GRAND TOTAL (Three Council Rounds): 4,253 318 7% 361 8% 353 8% 393 9% 411 10% 2,417 57%

*Data for each Council were run prior to that Council's meeting: October 2020 on 8/21/2020, January 2021 on 12/23/2020, and May 2021 on 4/29/2021. Only applications that are normally percentiled were included. As applications in response to RFAs, and a few other applications, are not normally percentiled, the number of applications in Table 2 is usually less than the corresponding number of RPG applications in Table 1A.

NIA Award Mechanisms

Research Project (RPG)

  • DP1 NIH Director's Pioneer Award
  • DP2 NIH Director's New Innovator Award
  • R01 Research Project (Traditional)
  • R03 Small Research Grant
  • R15 Academic Research Enhancement Award (AREA)
  • R21 Exploratory/Developmental Research Grant
  • R33 Exploratory/Developmental Research Grant Phase II
  • R34 Clinical Trial Planning Grant
  • R35 Outstanding Investigator Award
  • R36 Aging Research Dissertation Award to Increase Diversity
  • R37 Method to Extend Research in Time (MERIT) Award
  • R56 High-Priority, Short-Term Project Award
  • R61 Exploratory/Developmental Research Project Grant
  • RF1 Multi-Year Funded Research Project Grant
  • P01 Research Program Project Grant
  • U01 Research Project Cooperative Agreement
  • U19 Research Program Cooperative Agreement
  • U34 Research Planning Cooperative Agreement
  • UF1 Multi-Year Funded Research Project Cooperative Agreement
  • UH2 Exploratory/Developmental Cooperative Agreement - Phase 1
  • UG3 Exploratory/Developmental Cooperative Agreement - Phase 1 

Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR)

  • R43 Small Business Innovation Research Grant - Phase I
  • R44 Small Business Innovation Research Grant - Phase II
  • SB1 Commercialization Readiness Program
  • U44 Small Business Innovation Research Cooperative Agreement - Phase II

Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR)

  • R41 Small Business Technology Transfer Grant - Phase I
  • R42 Small Business Technology Transfer Grant - Phase II

Center

  • P20 Exploratory Center Grant
  • P30 Center Core Grant
  • P50 Specialized Center Grant

Research Career

  • K01 Mentored Research Scientist Career Development Award
  • K02 Independent Research Scientist Award
  • K07 Academic Career Development Award
  • K08 Mentored Clinical Scientist Research Career Development Award
  • K12 Clinical Scientist Institutional Career Development Program Award
  • K18 Research Career Enhancement Award for Established Investigators
  • K23 Mentored Patient-Oriented Research Career Development Award
  • K24 Midcareer Investigator Award in Patient-Oriented Research
  • K25 Mentored Quantitative Research Career Development Award
  • K26 Midcareer Investigator Award in Biomedical and Behavioral Research
  • K76 Emerging Leaders Career Development Award
  • K99/R00 Pathway to Independence (PI) Award

Other Research

  • R13 Scientific Meeting Grant
  • R24 Resource-Related Research Project Grant
  • R25 Education Project Grant
  • R38 Mentored Research Pathway in Residency
  • U2C Resource-Related Research Multi-Component Projects and Centers Cooperative Agreement
  • U13 Scientific Meeting Cooperative Agreement
  • U24 Resource-Related Research Project Cooperative Agreement
  • U54 Specialized Center Cooperative Agreement

Training

  • D43 International Research Training Grant
  • T32 Ruth L. Kirschstein Institutional National Research Service Award (NRSA)
  • T35 Ruth L. Kirschstein NRSA Short-Term Institutional Research Training Grant

Fellowship

  • F30 Ruth L. Kirschstein Individual Predoctoral NRSA for MD/PhD and Other Dual Degree Fellowships
  • F31 Ruth L. Kirschstein Predoctoral Individual NRSA
  • F32 Ruth L. Kirschstein Postdoctoral Individual NRSA
  • F33 Ruth L. Kirschstein NRSA for Senior Fellows
  • F99/K00 Predoctoral to Postdoctoral Fellow Transition Award