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NIAID Paylines

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.

Subscribe for payline alerts at NIAID Email Updates. Open the Research Funding category and choose Paylines.

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)  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

More Information

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

Find paylines from previous years in the Archive of Final NIAID Paylines by Fiscal Year.

Go to NIAID Paylines & Funding for more financial information.

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