Status of FY 2008, 2008, and 2010 Budgets for NIA
In FY 2008, the NIA obligated $1,050,997,777 in appropriated money. As a result of the NIH Director’s one-percent transfer authority, $1,792,000 was transferred from NIA for the NIH Genes and Environment Initiative (GEI). NIA received an additional $5.57 million as a result of a supplemental appropriation provided last summer. NIA awarded 1,528 research project grants (RPGs), including 391 competing awards. The FY 2008 success rate for the Institute was 20.3 percent which compares to 22.1 percent in FY 2007 and 17.4 percent in FY 2006.
Support levels for other key extramural funding mechanisms included 74 research centers for $83.9 million; 581 full-time training positions for $23.3 million; and a total of $68.5 million for research and development contracts.
The NIA is operating under a Continuing Resolution (CR) in effect through March 6th, 2009. The NIH Institutes and Centers (ICs) were asked to complete a budget mechanism table for a full-year Continuing Resolution. For NIA, the total amount was $1.047 billion, which reflected the FY 2008 budget authority including the GEI transfer and excluding the supplemental appropriation.
At the CR level, NIA proposes to award 1,502 RPGs in FY 2009, including 432 competing awards. Support for other key extramural funding mechanisms include 74 research centers for $83.9 million, the same level as FY 2008; and 581 full-time training positions for $23.3 million, also the same level as FY 2008. The funding level for research and development contracts is $70.3 million in FY 2009, which reflects the FY 2008 budget authority of $68.5 million plus the GEI of $1.8 million.
The NIH will receive the FY 2010 budget after the change in the Presidential Administration. This will become the FY 2010 President’s budget request, and will reflect the Administration’s requested amounts for the individual NIH Institutes and Centers. This budget will be submitted to the Congress by mid-March 2009 and subsequently it will become available to the public.
Attached is an NIA budget mechanism table that displays the FY 2008 budget authority, and the full year Continuing Resolution for FY 2009. Once a final budget for FY 2009 is established, this information will be made available to the Council.
(Dollars in thousands)
|MECHANISM||FY 2008 Budget Authority||FY 2009 Full Year Continuing Resolution|
|Research Grants:||FY08 No.||FY08 Amount||FY09 No.||FY09 Amount|
|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||512,000||0||512,000|
|Subtotal, Other Research||249||33,466,000||254||33,466,000|
|Total Research Grants||1,917||811,265,000||1,900||803,476,000|
|Research & development contracts||122||68,544,000||122||70,336,000|
|Research management and support||39,730,000||40,326,000|