NIAID Paylines

NIAID Paylines

Updated November 28, 2016: NIAID has interim paylines for all grant types except training (T32).

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.

Grant Type Payline Status Description
R01 (non-new PIs) 10 percentile Interim Research Projects for established investigators
R01 (new PIs) 14 percentile Interim 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 20 overall impact/priority score Interim 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 TBA TBA Institutional NRSA Training Awards

For success rates and other award trends, such as Research Project Success Rates for NIAID, see NIH's Research Portfolio Online Reporting Tool (RePORT).

For more financial information, see Paylines & Funding. To see paylines from previous years, see Archive of Final NIAID Paylines by Fiscal Year.

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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 POs 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.

Content last reviewed on November 28, 2016