Awards Funding Policy

Fiscal Year 2017 Awards Funding Policy

General guidance about the NIH Fiscal Operations for FY 2017 are described in NOT-OD-17-086.

The Office of Research Infrastructure Programs (ORIP) distributes its resources among many diverse programs and mechanisms. ORIP is committed to funding the largest number of meritorious projects possible, while allowing the flexibility needed to support selected program priorities and respond to emerging scientific opportunities.

All ORIP awards will be funded as outlined below; however, if appropriate, administrative and programmatic adjustments will be made.

Competing Award Applications

New competing S10, K01, and SBIR/STTR awards will be issued at IRG/Council recommended levels minus unallowable costs.

New and renewal competing R13/U13 awards will be issued at the IRG/Council recommended levels minus unallowable costs.

New and renewal competingT32/T35 awards will be issued at the number of slots recommended by the IRG/Council and adjusted to the NRSA FY 2017 levels.

New competing F30 and F31 awards will be adjusted to reflect the NRSA FY 2017 levels.

For all other new and renewal competing award mechanisms (R01, R21, P40, P51, U42, R24), consideration is given to adjusting the award level from the direct cost amount recommended. Reductions may be discussed with the Principal Investigator, with assessment of factors such as research scope, availability of other support, and program priorities.

Non-competing Award Applications

ORIP non-competing continuation awards will be issued under the following guidelines:

  • K01, K26, R13/U13, F30/31, SBIR (R43/R44)/STTR (R41/42), and all T awards:
    • Will be issued at 100% of the FY2017 committed level
  • R01, R21, P51, P40, U42, U54, R24, R25, and UM1:
    • Will be issued at 95% or higher of the FY2017 committed level