Funding News Edition: June 15, 2022 See more articles in this edition
We’ve set final paylines for research project grants (R01, R03, R15, R21), fellowship awards (F30, F31, F32), career development awards (K01, K08, K23, K24, K25), and small business grants (R41/R42, R43/R44) at NIAID Paylines. Fiscal year (FY) 2022 paylines cover investigator-initiated applications reviewed for the September 2021, January 2022, and June 2022 Council meetings.
We now have final paylines for all award types for which we use paylines except training awards (T32, T35).
|R01 (non-new Pls)||Research Projects for established investigators||12 percentile|
|R01 (new PIs)||Research Projects for new and early-stage investigators||16 percentile|
|F30||NRSA Individual Predoctoral M.D./Ph.D. or Other Dual-Doctoral Degree Fellowships||20 overall impact score|
|F31||NRSA Individual Predoctoral Fellowships||19 overall impact score|
|F32||NRSA Individual Postdoctoral Fellowships||22 overall impact score|
|K (except K22 and K99)||Career Development Awards||20 overall impact score|
|R03||Small Grants||28 overall impact score|
|R15||Research Enhancement Awards||22 overall impact score|
|R21||Exploratory/Developmental Grants||28 overall impact score|
|R41, R42||STTR Phase I and II—Small Business Technology Transfer||32 overall impact score|
|R43, R44||SBIR Phase I and II—Small Business Innovation Research||28 overall impact score|
Remember, paylines represent funding cutoff points. Each fiscal year, NIAID sets conservative interim paylines before ultimately determining final paylines. This approach allows us to award top-scoring applications throughout the fiscal year rather than waiting until the end of the fiscal year (once every application has been reviewed and scored) to decide which applications to pay.
Note that we use percentiles rather than overall impact scores to rank R01 applications relative to others scored by the same study section. This practice guards against study sections interpreting NIH review criteria differently, i.e., a study section uniformly scoring applications too harshly or too favorably. Read Understand Paylines and Percentiles for a longer explanation.
NIAID also sets a separate R01 payline for new and early-stage principal investigators (PIs). The aim of this practice is to ensure success rate parity between established and unestablished PIs.
We also fund applications at the end of each fiscal year using set-aside funds, as described in our Financial Management Plan. Those award decisions are driven by NIAID’s programmatic needs.
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