As a result of the sequestration, the NIGMS full-year appropriation for Fiscal Year 2013 was reduced by about 5% compared to Fiscal Year 2012. This reduction brings our operating budget to $2,291,294,437. Our financial management plan outlines the Institute’s fiscal policies, which are consistent with NIH’s policies:
Research Project Grants (RPGs)
- Inflationary increases will be discontinued for all competing and noncompeting awards (both modular and nonmodular).
- All noncompeting grants will be reduced by 3.5% from the Fiscal Year 2013 committed level. Commitments in Fiscal Year 2014 and beyond will remain unchanged.
- Overall average costs for competing RPGs will be at approximately the Fiscal Year 2012 level. Inflationary increases for future-year commitments will be discontinued.
- Fiscal Year 2013 noncompeting awards that have already been issued at a reduced level will be revised upward to reflect the 3.5% reduction.
- New investigators on R01-equivalent awards will be supported at a success rate equivalent to that of established investigators submitting new (Type 1) R01-equivalent applications.
- We anticipate funding 758 competing RPGs, with a success rate of 18% (see comparisons for previous years).
Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Awards
- The stipend levels established in Fiscal Year 2012 will be continued this fiscal year.
Centers and Other Mechanisms
- Noncompeting awards will be reduced by 3.5% from the initial Fiscal Year 2013 committed level.