Updated May 22, 2017. NIAID has fiscal year paylines for R01, STTR, T32, and T35. All other paylines are interim.
Paylines are the funding cutoff points for grant applications. Following the paylines, NIAID funds most applications in percentile (for R01s only) or overall impact/priority 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.
NIAID Paylines for FY 2017
These paylines are for applications reviewed for the September 2016, January 2017, and June 2017 Council meetings. Get notified when we set a fiscal year (not interim) payline at Subscribe to Email Alerts.
|R01 (non-new PIs)||11 percentile||Fiscal Year||Research Projects for established investigators|
|R01 (new PIs)||15 percentile||Fiscal Year||Research Projects for new and early-stage investigators|
|F30||15 overall impact/priority score||Interim||NRSA Individual Predoctoral M.D./Ph.D. or Other Dual-Doctoral Degree Fellowships|
|F31||17 overall impact/priority score||Interim||NRSA Individual Predoctoral Fellowships|
|F32||19 overall impact/priority score||Interim||NRSA Individual Postdoctoral Fellowships|
|K (except K99)||18 overall impact/priority score||Interim||Career Development Awards|
|R03||26 overall impact/priority score||Interim||Small Grants|
|R15||22 overall impact/priority score||Interim||Academic Research Enhancement Awards (AREA)|
|R21||26 overall impact/priority score||Interim||Exploratory/Developmental Grants|
|R41, R42||26 overall impact/priority score||Fiscal Year||STTR Phase I and II—Small Business Technology Transfer|
|R43, R44||32 overall impact/priority score||Interim||SBIR Phase I and II—Small Business Innovation Research|
|T32, T35||17 overall impact/priority score||Fiscal Year||Institutional and Short-Term NRSA Training Awards|
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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 POs contact information in your eRA Commons account or on your summary statement.