Continuing Resolution and Noncompeting Research Grant Award Levels


A continuing resolution enacted on October 4, 2011, extends NIH’s operations through November 18, 2011, at the Fiscal Year 2011 level minus 1.5%.

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 during continuing resolutions in other years. NIH will consider upward adjustments to awarded levels once Fiscal Year 2012 appropriations are enacted.

5 Replies to “Continuing Resolution and Noncompeting Research Grant Award Levels”

  1. What about competing renewals with high priority scores? Can’t competing renewals with high priority scores be at least partially funded?

  2. Generally, the earliest start date for competing renewals at the beginning of a fiscal year is December 1. At least until then we likely will not make any awards.

  3. How long does it “usually” (ETA) take for funds to become available to the Agencies? A couple of weeks, A month, etc…?

    1. Funds for agency activities should be available no later than 30 days after the enactment of the law by which the appropriation is made available. The timing can vary within this range from year to year, but typically funds are available sooner than the 30-day deadline.

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