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NIA Funding line Policy for FY 2019

NIA received a full-year appropriation of $3.08 billion, an increase of $509 million over the FY 2018 level. The amount includes an additional $425 million for Alzheimer's Disease research funding – including Alzheimer's Disease-related dementias - and $84 million in our general appropriation.

NIA is paying future FY 2019 non-competing awards at their full committed level as shown in the Notice of Award.

NIA Competing Award Funding Policy

General Allocation: NIA is administratively reducing competing awards in FY 2019 by an average of 18% within the general allocation. NIA may reduce the size of the administrative cut later in the fiscal year. The average cut policy applies to all research project awards except R03s (small grants), R21s (exploratory/developmental awards), and R15s (Academic Enhancement Research Awards). These awards (R03, R21, R15) generally receive the study-section recommended amount of support. The 18% cut on remaining awards is an average. Individual awards may be reduced by more or less than that percentage.

Alzheimer's Allocation: NIA is awarding the study-section recommended amount of support for applications within the Alzheimer's allocation but with adjustments as deemed appropriate by staff.

Initial allocations: Funding Lines

CSR-reviewed Research Applications
  General pay line, <500k General pay line, => $500k ADRD pay line, < 500k ADRD pay line, => 500k
All (except below)
15%
12%
28%
25%
New investigator R01s
18%
15%
31%
28%
Early Stage Investigator R01s
20%
17%
33%
30%

 

NIA-reviewed Research Applications
  General pay line ADRD pay line
Program projects
20
38
Other NIA-reviewed research
20
38

 

Applications responding to ADRD program announcements

PA list: PAR-15-348, PAR-15-349, PAR-15-350, PAR-15-356, PAR-15-357, PAR-15-358, PAR-15-359, PAR-17-029, PAR-17-031, PAR-17-032, PAR-17-039, PAR-17-047, PAR-17-054, PAR-17-214, PAR-18-027, PAR-18-028, PAR-18-175, PAR-18-179, PAR-18-497, PAR-18-516, PAR-18-519, PAR-18-538, PAR-18-544, PAR-18-581, PAR-18-582, PAS-17-026, PAS-17-028, PAS-18-030.

We are paying applications responding to the above PARs by impact rating rank order rather than by percentile rank. We are paying these applications to an impact rating of 40. We are paying R01 applications from early stage investigators responding to this set of FOAs to a score of 45 and R01 applications from other new investigators to a score of 43. Though these pay lines are generally followed, NIA may pay a few applications beyond these lines or choose to provide short-term support or require a resubmission from a few applications within these lines, following both peer review comments and published funding priority guidelines.

Career Award Pay Lines (Impact Ratings)

General Allocation: 21
Alzheimer's Allocation: 28

NIA may pay a few applications beyond these lines or require a resubmission from a few applications within these lines, following both peer review comments and published funding priorities.