Financial Management Plan

Financial Management Plan

Here NIAID sets funding levels for grants, renewal cap, and selective pay and bridge pools every fiscal year (FY).

Updated February 4, 2019. We added selective pay and R56-Bridge pool information and updated Budget Data Comparisons.

Competing Awards

  • We are funding new competing awards with no percentage reduction in the approved funding level. We will reduce for salaries that exceed the salary cap.
  • Renewal budgets for R01s are capped at 20 percent over the direct costs of the last noncompeting award, not including equipment or alterations and renovations costs.
  • Salaries are limited to the levels published on Salary Cap and Stipends.
  • No inflationary increases in calculating future years.

Noncompeting Awards

  • We are funding noncompeting continuation awards at the level from the Notice of Award with no percentage reduction.
  • Salaries are limited to the levels published on Salary Cap and Stipends.

Set-Aside Funds

  • Selective pay
    • NIAID is setting aside $9 million ($3 million for each extramural program division).
    • Note: Investigators cannot apply for selective pay funding. NIAID's main advisory Council ranks applications recommended by Institute program staff.
  • R56-Bridge awards
    • NIAID is setting aside $18 million ($6 million for each extramural program division).
    • Note: Investigators cannot apply for R56-Bridge awards but must be nominated by NIAID program officers.

More Information

Follow the legislative mandates announced in the November 9, 2018 Guide notice.

Check the latest NIAID Budget Data Comparisons.

NIH posts financial plan information at  NIH Extramural Financial Operations.

For news on our budget, watch this page or NIAID Funding News. Learn what information to expect and when at  Paylines and Budget Pages Change Throughout the Year.

Have Questions?

Your program officer can give you application advice, NIAID's perspective on your research, and confirmation that NIAID will accept your application. You can find your PO's contact information in your eRA Commons account or on your summary statement. 

Learn more about how and when to contact a program officer or grants management specialist.

Content last reviewed on February 4, 2019