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NIA Interim Funding Line Policy for FY 2023

Note: This interim pay line is temporary until NIA receives its final budget.

NIA and NIH received an appropriation through a continued resolution (CR) that was signed into law on September 30, 2022 that provides fiscal year (FY) 2023 appropriations to federal agencies through December 16, 2022. Though final details of the NIH budget remain pending, NIA is issuing this interim funding guidance.

At this time, a decision has not yet been made on how NIA is paying FY 2022 non-competing awards.

General Allocation

NIA is reducing FY 2023 competing awards by 18% on average. This average cut policy applies to all research project awards except R03s (small grants), R21s (exploratory/developmental awards) and R15s (Academic Research Enhancement Awards and the NIH Research Enhancement Awards program). These awards (R03, R21, R15) generally receive the study-section-recommended amount of support. The 18% cut remains an average. Individual awards may be reduced by more or less than that percentage.

Alzheimer’s Allocation

NIA is paying awards at their full study section-recommended amounts, unless concerns about overlap or similar issues reduce the amount awarded.

CSR-reviewed Research Applications (Percentile Based)

Applications

General pay line, < $500k

General pay line, ≥ $500k

AD/ADRD pay line

AD/ADRD pay line, ≥ $500K

All (except below)

8%

5%

20%

17%

New Investigator R01s

11%

8%

23%

20%

Early Stage Investigator R01s

13%

10%

25%

22%

Though NIA expects to pay most applications within these lines, when scientific concerns are identified in peer review that weaken the case for making an award, we may alternatively provide short-term support (R56) or invite a re-submission of the application. Similarly, we may pay a few applications beyond the pay lines when they focus on high priorities of the institute.

NIA-reviewed Research Applications (Overall Impact Score Based)

Applications

General pay line

AD/ADRD pay line

Program projects

14

28

Other NIA-reviewed research

14

28

Parent career development awards

18

25

Parent fellowship awards

20

30

Though NIA expects to pay most applications within these lines, when scientific concerns are identified in peer review that weaken the case for making an award, we may invite a re-submission of the application. Similarly, we may pay a few applications beyond the pay lines when they focus on high priorities of the institute.

All other categories of awards (Conference, Institutional Training, Small Business) are allocation-based rather than based on a funding line.

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