Awards Funding Policy

Fiscal Year 2021 Awards Funding Policy – Office of Research Infrastructure Programs

Guidance about the NIH Fiscal Operations for FY 2021 are described in NOT-OD-21-058.

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 C06, S10, K01, and SBIR/STTR awards will be issued at IRG/Council recommended levels minus unallowable costs.

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

New and competing renewal T35 awards will be issued at the number of slots recommended by the IRG/Council and adjusted to the NRSA FY 2021 levels, per NOT-OD-21-049.

New and competing renewal T32 awards will be issued at the number of slots recommended by the IRG/Council (not to exceed 6 slots) and adjusted to the NRSA FY 2021 levels.

New competing F30 and F31 awards will be adjusted to reflect the NRSA FY 2021 levels.

For other competing mechanisms (R01, R21, R03, P51, P40, U42, U54, R24), awards will be issued at IRG/Council recommended levels minus unallowable costs.  Competing renewal awards for these mechanisms will be discussed with the Principal Investigators and may be adjusted based on an assessment of factors such as research scope, availability of support, prior performance, and program priorities.

Non-Competing Awards

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

  • T32:
    • Number of slots will be at committed FY2021 level (not to exceed 6 training slots)
  • T35:
    • Number of slots will be at committed FY2021 level
  • U42:
    • Will be issued at 100% of the FY2021 committed level
  • F30/31, K01, R01, R03, R13, R21, P51, P40, U24, U54, R24, UM1, and SBIR (R43/R44)/STTR (R41/42):
    • Will be issued at 100% of the FY2021 committed level

Last updated: 03-08-2021