Grant stage indicator: after submitting an application

Financial Management Plan

Here NIAID sets fiscal year (FY) 2022 funding levels for grants, renewal cap, and selective pay and bridge pools. We update this page every FY.

Our most recent update was on October 6, 2021 when NIAID  added sections on competing awards, noncompeting awards, and set-aside funds. NIH is operating under a continuing resolution (CR) through December 3, 2021.

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.

Go to NIAID Paylines & Funding for the latest NIAID Paylines and more.

NIH posts financial plan information at NIH Extramural Financial Operations.

Check NIAID Funding News for updates. Our October 6, 2021 article "A Summary of September’s Advisory Council Meeting" includes sections on the budget and COVID-19 appropriations.

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.

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