NIAID Paylines

Updated October 15, 2020. NIAID set interim paylines for small grants (R03), research enhancement awards (R15), exploratory/developmental grants (R21), and small business (R41, R42, R43, and R44).

Paylines are the funding cutoff points for grant applications. Following the paylines, NIAID funds most applications in percentile (for R01s only) or overall impact score order (for others). Each fiscal year, NIAID sets the initial paylines conservatively and may fund additional applications beyond the paylines at the end of a fiscal year.

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NIAID Paylines for FY 2021

These paylines are for applications reviewed for the September 2020, January 2021, and June 2021 Council meetings.

Grant Type Payline Status Description
R01 (non-new Pls)  10 percentile Interim Research Projects for established investigators
R01 (new PIs) 14 percentile Interim Research Projects for new and early-stage investigators
F30 TBA TBA NRSA Individual Predoctoral M.D./Ph.D. or Other Dual-Doctoral Degree Fellowships
F31 TBA TBA NRSA Individual Predoctoral Fellowships
F32 TBA TBA NRSA Individual Postdoctoral Fellowships
K (except K99) TBA TBA Career Development Awards
R03 25 overall impact score Interim Small Grants
R15 20 overall impact score Interim Research Enhancement Awards (REA)
R21 25 overall impact score Interim Exploratory/Developmental Grants
R41, R42 29 overall impact score Interim STTR Phase I and II—Small Business Technology Transfer
R43, R44 29 overall impact score Interim SBIR Phase I and II—Small Business Innovation Research
T32, T35 TBA TBA Institutional and Short-Term NRSA Training Awards

More Information

Check NIH and NIAID Success Rates and other award trends at Research Portfolio Online Reporting Tool (RePORT).

Go to NIAID Paylines & Funding for more financial information. Find paylines from previous years in the Archive of Final NIAID Paylines by Fiscal Year.

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