Funding News Edition: February 16, 2022 See more articles in this edition
The approved budget listed in your Notice of Award may differ from what you requested in your application. There are three possible reasons:
- Initial peer review. Your study section may recommend changes to your Research Plan or budget. For example, it may deem that you can achieve your Specific Aims with less money or less time than you requested. Reviewers may conclude that some of your Specific Aims are not necessary.
- Overlap. A grants management specialist or program officer may modify your award based on overlap identified in your Other Support information. If part of your Research Plan or scientific effort has already been paid for by NIH or another organization, we reduce the funding level accordingly.
- Programmatic reduction. We may have to reduce your budget if our annual appropriation is not sufficient for us to fund applications at Council-recommended levels.