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2010 NIAID Year in Review

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NIAID Research Project Grants: FY 2009 – FY 2010

Research project grants (RPGs) are awards made for investigator-initiated research proposals and/or in response to a funding announcement or program announcement. Several types of awards are made in this category, including those in the R (single grant), P (multiproject grant) and U (cooperative agreements) series. RPGs are awarded to organizations of all types, including universities, colleges, small businesses, for-profit, foreign, and domestic.

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NIAID Research Project Grants: FY 2009 and FY 2010

(Dollars in Thousands)
  FY 2009 Number FY 2009 Amount FY 2010 Number FY 2010 Amount
Research Project Grants
       
Noncompeting grants funded
2,952
$ 1,815,598
2,692
$ 1,851,271
Competing grants funded
887
527,753
1,170
507,381
Subtotal RPGs
3,839
$ 2,343,351
3,862
$ 2,358,652
SBIR/STTR 1
248
104,843
232
106,360
Total Funding for RPGs
4,087
$ 2,448,194
4,094
$ 2,465,012
         
For Competing Grants
       
Grants within paylines
       
Traditional R01
450
$ 176,428
463
$ 198,764
Non-R01
179
46,152
269
56,740
Program Projects (P01)
8
15,483
9
16,101
Subtotal, Grants Within Paylines
637
$ 238,063
741
$ 271,605
Discretionary 2
55
107,879
269
56,740
RFA Grants
195
181,811
168
117,902
Total, Competing Grants
887
$ 527,753
1,170
$ 507,381
         
Funding success rate
18.7%
 
23.9%
 
Percentile funding for R01 grants
12.0%
 
11.0%
 
Percentile funding for new investigators 3
25.0%
 
16.0%
 
Average cost—competing RPGs
 
$ 499
 
$ 434
Adjusted average cost—competing RPGs 4
 
$ 456
 
$ 400

1 The SBIR/STTR programs are congressionally mandated.
2 Discretionary: administrative supplements, bridge pool, division discretionary pool, end-of-year, Office of Research Training and Special Programs, and selective pay
3 The percentile funding for new investigators was increased to allow NIAID to meet the FY 2009 new PI target numbers.
4 The average cost of competing grants has been adjusted to account for large HIV/AIDS Clinical Trials Network awards. Excluding these large dollar awards allows for the comparison of the average cost of comparable competing RPG awards.

Breakdown of RPGs: FY 2010

FY 2010
Activity Percentage
P01
5.7
R01
42.0
R03
0.2
R21
4.0
U01
23.0
U19
9.0
SBIR/STTR
4.3
Other*
11.8
 * DP1, DP2, R00, R15, R33, R34, R37, R56, RC1, RC4,
 and UC7 awards

Last Updated November 17, 2011

Last Reviewed June 22, 2011