Find all current NIAID paylines in the table below. Our most recent update was on April 29, 2021 when NIAID set fiscal year paylines for fellowships (F30, F31, and F32), career development awards (K except K22 and K99), and research enhancement awards (R15). Other paylines remain the same, as shown below.
Paylines are the funding cutoff points for grant applications. Following the paylines, NIAID funds most applications in order by percentile (for R01s only) or overall impact score (for others).
Each fiscal year, NIAID sets the initial paylines conservatively and sets fiscal year paylines later. We may fund additional applications beyond the paylines near the end of a fiscal year. Learn how NIAID Paylines and Budget Information Changes Throughout the Year.
NIAID Paylines for FY 2021
These paylines are for applications reviewed for the September 2020, January 2021, and June 2021 Council meetings.
|R01 (non-new Pls)||14 percentile||Fiscal Year||Research Projects for established investigators|
|R01 (new PIs)||18 percentile||Fiscal Year||Research Projects for new and early-stage investigators|
|F30||20 overall impact score||Fiscal Year||NRSA Individual Predoctoral M.D./Ph.D. or Other Dual-Doctoral Degree Fellowships|
|F31||19 overall impact score||Fiscal Year||NRSA Individual Predoctoral Fellowships|
|F32||22 overall impact score||Fiscal Year||NRSA Individual Postdoctoral Fellowships|
|K (except K22 and K99)||20 overall impact score||Fiscal Year||Career Development Awards|
|R03||31 overall impact score||Fiscal Year||Small Grants|
|R15||22 overall impact score||Fiscal Year||Research Enhancement Awards (REA)|
|R21||31 overall impact score||Fiscal Year||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|
Find paylines from previous years in the Archive of Final NIAID Paylines by Fiscal Year.
Go to NIAID Paylines & Funding for more financial information.