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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:
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: Early Funding of September Council Applications, NIAID Funding Policy and Process, and 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
Repooling and Reprogramming SOP
Selective Pay SOP
Last Updated August 15, 2014
Last Reviewed August 15, 2014