As we’ve previously explained, NIAID sets paylines early in the fiscal year at a conservative level. Later in the fiscal year, once we better understand how many applications we’ve received and how much money is available, we adjust the paylines to their final levels. See NIAID Paylines and Budget Information Changes Throughout the Year to learn more.
That said, here are NIAID’s interim paylines for all applicable activity codes except the Academic Research Enhancement Award (R15):
|Research Projects for established investigators (R01, non-new Pls)||9 percentile|
|Research Projects for new and early-stage investigators (R01, new PIs)||13 percentile|
|NRSA Individual Predoctoral M.D./Ph.D. or Other Dual-Doctoral Degree Fellowships (F30)||15 overall impact/priority score|
|NRSA Individual Predoctoral Fellowships (F31)||17 overall impact/priority score|
|NRSA Individual Postdoctoral Fellowships (F32)||19 overall impact/priority score|
|Career Development Awards (K, except K99)||18 overall impact/priority score|
|Small Grants (R03)||26 overall impact/priority score|
|Exploratory/Developmental Grants (R21)||26 overall impact/priority score|
|STTR Phase I and II—Small Business Technology Transfer (R41,R42)
||26 overall impact/priority score|
|SBIR Phase I and II—Small Business Innovation Research (R43, R44)||30 overall impact/priority score|
|Institutional and Short-Term NRSA Training Awards (T32, T35)||16 overall impact/priority score|
We maintain the list and a link to historical data at NIAID Paylines.
If you’re unfamiliar with how paylines function at NIAID, read Understand Paylines and Percentiles.