There has been considerable discussion on Sally Rockey’s Rock Talk blog and elsewhere about NIH’s pilot advisory council review of applications from investigators who have received more than $1.5 million in NIH research project grant support.
As you may know, NIGMS has a longstanding policy of advisory council review of well-funded laboratories, but it differs from the NIH policy in several respects. At its May meeting, the NIGMS Advisory Council voted to continue our existing policy, which sets the threshold for special review at $750,000 in direct costs for all support.
The chart below outlines some of the differences between the NIH and NIGMS policies.
|Funding source||NIH only||NIH and non-NIH|
|Threshold||$1.5M total costs on existing grants||$750K direct costs including the pending application|
|Exclusions||RFAs, P01s, some multi-PI awards||Resource awards|