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To allow NIAID to fund a small number of programmatically important applications that score beyond, but close to, the payline.
NIAID uses selective pay to fund a limited number of programmatically important R01 applications that missed the payline. Program officers nominate candidates; investigators cannot apply for selective pay funding.
In choosing applications, we consider the relevance of a project to our mission in addition to its scientific merit. We also give new investigators some special funding consideration.
NIAID releases selective pay grants for funding immediately after the meeting of NIAID's main advisory Council and following Council's recommendation.
If Congress has not passed a budget when the new fiscal year begins, NIAID holds selective pay grants from September Council and releases them once we receive our budget allocation. If the Institute budget allows, NIAID releases additional selective pay grants later in the fiscal year. See the Grants Timeline for Fiscal Year.
Selective pay applications have funding priority over other "gray zone" applications. Find the amount NIAID allocates to selective pay for the current fiscal year on the NIAID Financial Management Plan page.
When the NIAID payline changes and a selective pay application meets the payline, the application will be funded using payline support and policies (e.g., funded for up to five years).
See the NIAID Funding Policy and Process SOP for more information on how selective pay grants are funded.
Contact for NIAID Staff
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Council Guidance tool
Council Timetable tool
Grants Timeline for Fiscal Year
NIAID Planning and Reporting System (NPARS) SOP
NIH Electronic Council Book Web site
R56-Bridge Awards and Selective Pay Questions and Answers
Release of Funds for Solicited, Opportunity Pool, and Career Awards SOP
Last Updated March 22, 2016
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