NIH Announces They Expect to Fund Grants at 90%

cutting_budget_webLast week, the National Institutes for Health (NIH) issued a notice stating non-competing research grant awards will be funded below the level indicated in the most recent Notice of Award, or “generally up to 90% of the previously committed level,” until the FY 2013 appropriations are enacted. This means that all researchers, including those involved in mesothelioma research, will need to adjust their operations to adapt to a 10% funding cut.

The continuing resolution provides stopgap funding to keep the federal government running for six months. It provides funding at the Fiscal Year 2012 level plus 0.6 percent until expiration on March 27, 2013.

The NIH said that until FY 2013 appropriations are enacted, it will issue non-competing research grant awards below the level indicated on the most recent Notice of Award — generally up to 90 percent of the previously committed level. NIH said that the decreases are consistent with previous practices during the continuing resolutions of FY 2006 – FY 2012.

It added that award levels could be adjusted upward after FY 2013 appropriations are enacted, though it “expects institutions to monitor their expenditures carefully during this period.”

Find the notice at: http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/notice-files/NOT-OD-13-002.html