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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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 pay3 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.
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