Awards Funding Policy

Fiscal Year 2018 Awards Funding Policy

Guidance about the NIH Fiscal Operations for FY 2018 are described in NOT-OD-18-180.

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 Awards

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

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

New and renewal competing T35 awards will be issued at the number of slots recommended by the IRG/Council and adjusted to the NRSA FY 2018 levels.

New and renewal competing 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 2018 levels.

New competing F30 and F31 awards will be adjusted to reflect the NRSA FY 2018 levels.

For other new competing mechanisms (R01, R21, P51, P40, U42, R24) awards will be issued at IRG/Council recommended levels minus unallowable costs.  Renewal competing 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 FY2018 level (not to exceed 6 training slots)
  • T35:
    • Number of slots will be at committed FY2018 level
  • U42:
    • Will be issued at 100% of the FY2018 committed level
    • For some awards, adjustments may be discussed with the Principal Investigator.
  • F30/31, K01, R01, R13, R21, P51, P40, U54, R24, UM1, and SBIR (R43/R44)/STTR (R41/42):
    • Will be issued at 100% of the FY2018 committed level