On October 30, the President signed Public Law 111-88, which includes appropriations for NIH to operate at Fiscal Year 2009 levels through December 18, 2009.
During this period, NIH will make noncompeting research grant awards at reduced levels, typically up to 90% of the previously committed level. This approach is consistent with our practice in previous years.
The policy affects research grants. Research training grants and fellowship awards will not be affected.
NIH anticipates that noncompeting awards will be adjusted upward once the level of the final appropriation has been established.