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Financial Management Plan

Here NIAID sets fiscal year (FY) 2021 funding levels for grants, renewal cap, and selective pay and bridge pools. We update this page every FY.

Our most recent update was on January 29, 2021 when we linked to the January 29, 2021 Guide notice about legislative mandates.

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, Stipends, & Training Funds.
  • 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, Stipends, & Training Funds.

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

For NIH’s most recent announcement about legislative mandates, refer to the January 29, 2021 Guide notice.

Check the latest NIAID Paylines and NIAID Budget Data Comparisons.

NIH posts financial plan information at NIH Extramural Financial Operations.

Check our Paylines & Funding page and NIAID Funding News for updates. Our February 3, 2021 article "Budget Updates From January 2021 NIAID Advisory Council Meeting" covers budget appropriations, staff changes, legislative activities, COVID-19, and more.

Learn what information to expect and when at Paylines and Budget Pages Change Throughout the Year.

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