Funding News Edition: March 04, 2020 See more articles in this edition
A common request from investigators is for NIAID to publish a list of grants funded each cycle so applicants can better assess the direction of reviewers’ preferences and priorities.
Though we do not provide such a list here, we describe below how you can create similar lists yourself and filter them to match your research interests.
Use NIH RePORTER
The search function at NIH RePORTER is robust. You can search for keywords while filtering for details about the grantee institution, project, or funding institute.
Suppose you want to create a list of competing research projects awarded by NIAID since the start of fiscal year (FY) 2020.
On the Query tab, in the “Project Details” section, enter “NIAID” as the Agency/Institute/Center and select the “Funding” box.
Then enter the start of the fiscal year (in this case, 10/01/2019) under Award Notice Date and choose the “greater than” arrow.
Next, select “Research Project Grants” for Funding Mechanism and both “New” and “Competing Renewal” for Award Type.
Then click “Submit Query.”
You may be surprised by the number of matching search results in the example above—several hundred at least—but keep in mind that NIAID made about 6,000 competing and noncompeting grant awards in FY 2019 and that annual count is steadily increasing over time.
For that reason, you might prefer to further limit the search results. For example, you might add a term in the “Text Search” section and look for matches in Project Title, Terms, and Abstracts.
Then you could further limit the search results by making a selection for Activity Code, say R03 and R21.
Then again choose “Submit Query.”
Instead of several hundred results, you’ll have a much smaller list—following this example, less than 10 grants.
From here, you can click each project title to read the Abstract Text. You now know all the small projects involving Hepatitis C funded by NIAID in the current fiscal year.
NIH RePORTER has many other helpful tools and functions. You can save your search, if you’ll want to generate an updated version of the same list in the future. You can export the list you generated and see a list of Similar Projects for a given search result.
Read See Funded Projects and More Using NIH Databases to learn how else you can leverage NIH RePORTER when seeking collaborators or developing your next application.