NIH is predicting that this year's appropriation of $30.3 billion from the omnibus spending bill will allow its institutes and centers (ICs) to support approximately 9,800 new and competing research project grants.
The ICs are expected to maintain the average number of new investigators as it did in the five most recent years, and to continue to use the NIH Director's Innovator Awards and the NIH Pathway to Independence awards within the common fund.
The ICs also are expected to continue to use the NIH Director's Bridge Award Program, which gives continued but limited funding to meritorious investigators whose applications were close to the funding range of the relevant IC, but which have little support from elsewhere. That program will provide up to one year's funding across NIH in order to "help balance the grant cycling variation challenges and support other approaches to sustain established grantees and first time competing renewals."
NIH also said that the Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Awards will support a one percent increase in fiscal 2009 in all stipend levels.
- NIH Public Access Policy Made Permanent
- More Money, More Problems
- President Signs Economic Recovery Act, Giving NIH $10B
- The only Knowledgebase which provides "manually" annotated facts from PubMed on a weekly basis
- Innovative Features like Semantic Search, Concept Linking, Bibliographic search, Save, Export and Visualize
- Only Knowledgebase with daily updations from PubMed
- XTractor Premium now at Introductory Offer of $450 for Academic Researchers. Subscribe now and save $300!
- Register for WebEx
- Request for a Trial
XTractor Premium - A Platform for discovery, analysis and modelling of published biomedical facts.