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Financial Management Plan SOP

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This standard operating procedure (SOP) includes the following sections: Purpose, Procedure, Contacts, and Links.


To provide a basis for managing the budget for a fiscal year and projecting costs for managing future budgets.


NIAID's financial management plan specifies:

  • Paylines for various activity codes.
  • Programmatic reductions to new awards.
  • Maximum increases for renewal grants and noncompeting nonmodular grants.
  • Funds set aside for initiatives, selective pay, and R56-Bridge awards.
  • Other items, such as funding levels and caps for renewal application budgets.

NIAID's financial management plan enables the Institute to balance investigator-initiated research and initiatives, maintain grant numbers for the long term, keep consistency in the payline, and anticipate budget needs for future years. Go to Paylines and Funding to see the Financial Management Plan.

It is based on NIH's cost management plan which sets general policies for NIH that lay out the parameters of our financial management plan.

NIAID bases funding levels and grant numbers on our budget allocation from Congress and the costs of new and continuing awards. NIAID also has to balance congressionally mandated grant numbers with numbers of new awards and its ability to pay continuing awards. See the Grant Duration Policy SOP.

After receiving a budget allocation for a new fiscal year, NIH and NIAID establish their financial management plans. NIH establishes policies on caps for renewal grants and small business set-asides, while the Institute sets most paylines and set-asides.

During its planning meetings, Institute management reviews Institute-funded research in the context of the financial management plan and may modify it during a fiscal year. Institute planning for initiatives is accomplished with its advisory Council's advice for science and dollar levels.

See related SOPs: Lock icon: This link will not work for public visitors.Early Funding of September Council Applications, Lock icon: This link will not work for public visitors.NIAID Funding Policy and Process, and Lock icon: This link will not work for public visitors.End-of-Year Funding Timelines and Processes.

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Renewal Funding SOP

Percentiles Indicate Relative Rank in the Strategy for NIH Funding

NIAID R56-Bridge Award SOP

Lock icon: This link will not work for public visitors.Repooling and Reprogramming SOP

Lock icon: This link will not work for public visitors.Selective Pay SOP

Last Updated August 15, 2014

Last Reviewed August 15, 2014