Research and Funding

Inside NIA Archives: Budget

Posted on April 20, 2016 by Robin Barr, Director of the Division of Extramural Activities.

It is April. Spring flowers, trees in bud, warming temperatures, and a funding update from NIA that is as natural as the Spring, and as welcome as the flowers? (OK. Not so much!) Still, it is good... Read More
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Posted on February 3, 2016 by Robin Barr, Director of the Division of Extramural Activities.

Back when the millennium was still new, NIH held high to the lofty principle that a commitment was a commitment. We paid our non-competing awards at their full level. Then came the dark days of sub-... Read More
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Posted on January 13, 2016 by Robin Barr, Director of the Division of Extramural Activities.

Next week, NIA’s National Advisory Council on Aging (NACA) will hold its first meeting of 2016. The January 20 public session promises to be particularly interesting. NIA Director Dr. Richard... Read More
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Posted on January 6, 2016 by Richard Hodes, Director, National Institute on Aging.

As we begin the new calendar year, I am happy to discuss exciting news about the NIH and NIA budgets for fiscal year 2016. As many of you probably know by now, on December 18, President Obama signed... Read More
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Posted on October 28, 2015 by Richard Hodes, Director, National Institute on Aging.

Two recent blog posts illustrate the complex challenge to NIA in its current budget planning. On the one hand, we have launched a substantial “short-term, high-priority” R56 award program... Read More
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Posted on September 30, 2015 by Robin Barr, Director of the Division of Extramural Activities.

Some years ago, an admissions officer at a highly competitive East Coast university declared to visiting parents and children trawling through a college tour that this institution could bypass its... Read More
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Posted on August 5, 2015 by Richard Hodes, Director, National Institute on Aging.

Just last week, I had the honor of presenting, on behalf of NIH Director Dr. Francis Collins, the first-ever NIH Professional Judgment Budget for Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias.... Read More
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Posted on July 8, 2015 by Robin Barr, Director of the Division of Extramural Activities.

We will be posting a new pay line for Alzheimer’s research, and I want to alert you to two important facts around it. First, the new pay lines are nine percentage points higher than our general... Read More
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Posted on May 20, 2015 by Patrick Shirdon, Director of Management, National Institute on Aging.

Every NIH institute has an executive responsible for managing its business organization. This is someone who keeps computer systems, buildings, human resources, contracts, and budget operations... Read More
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Posted on April 15, 2015 by Richard Hodes, Director, National Institute on Aging.

I want to share with you part of a recent discussion I had with the Friends of the NIA about the importance of public-private partnerships in aging research.     Read Next: Supporting... Read More
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Posted on February 25, 2015 by Robin Barr, Director of the Division of Extramural Activities.

Last year (fiscal year 2014), we received $100 million of additional appropriated funds largely to support research on Alzheimer’s disease. We allocated those funds using mechanisms including... Read More
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Posted on February 18, 2015 by Richard Hodes, Director, National Institute on Aging.

This is an extremely difficult time in aging research, among the most challenging since I came to the NIA in 1993. Last week, we announced a funding line policy with the lowest payline in our history... Read More
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Posted on December 3, 2014 by Robin Barr, Director of the Division of Extramural Activities.

We announced interim paylines on our funding policy site the other day. When you read that we are funding to the 5th percentile for research grants, and to a score of 14 on career awards and only... Read More
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Posted on November 12, 2014 by Richard Hodes, Director, National Institute on Aging.

Like many other Institutes at NIH, the NIA assesses and updates its research directions every few years. This exercise is an important one, resulting in a Strategic Directions document that helps set... Read More
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Posted on September 24, 2014 by Robin Barr, Director of the Division of Extramural Activities.

Fiscal year 2014 began with NIA staff—like many federal government workers—banned from our offices because the government was shut down. During the seemingly endless continuing funding... Read More
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Posted on June 11, 2014 by NIA Blog Team, Division of Extramural Activities.

Now is your chance to catch up on popular posts from the NIA blog for researchers. The easiest way to get the blog regularly is to subscribe. We invite you to join the conversation! NIA... Read More
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