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NIH PAYLINES AND SUCCESS RATES [other funding statistics]

Understanding Paylines and Percentiles
NIH Comparison of Success Rates to Percentile Paylines       NIH Success Rate Page 



Updated 08/10/2016

INSTITUTE Success Rate FY2014 Success Rate FY2015 Payline (2014) Payline (2015) Payline (2016) Further information. (Click link for Institute's Current Funding Strategy)
FIC 9.1 9.7       Payline not published-anticipates 10-25% success rate/FY2016 Funding Strategy  
NCCIH 8.7 12.4       FY 2016 Funding Strategy   
NCI 14.1 13 9 9 10 12 for New & Early Stage-Investigators. 2016 funding plan   
NEI 26.7 21.4       25% anticipated success rate. Payline not published/FY2015 Fiscal Policy   
NHGRI 17.7 18.8       Does not establish Paylines/FY2016 Funding Strategy  
NHLBI 18.2 21.9 12 13 14 24 for Early Stage Investigators/ FY 2016 Funding Strategy 
NIA 15.9 17.7 11 8**** 9****  FY 2016 Funding Strategy  (17-new investigators; 19-early stage investigators)****Significantly higher paylines for applications focusing on Alzheimer's Disease. Follow link for details.
NIAAA 19.2 16.4        Does not establish overall Paylines/ FY 2016 Financial Management Plan  
NIAID 22 21.4 9 12 13 Payline for FY2016 (Funding Strategy) 17 for new & early-stage investigators.
NIAMS 18.1 16.7 14 12 13  Funding Strategy for 2016 (new investigators: 18)
NIBIB 13.1 12 9 12 12 (New Investigators: 17) /FY 2016 Funding Strategy    
NICHD 12.5 11.5   9 9 FY 2016 Funding Strategy  (new and ESI: 12)
NIDA 18 19.6       Payline not published/FY2016 Funding Strategy  
NIDCD 25.8 24.9       Payline not published/ FY2016 Funding Strategy  
NIDCR 21.5 22       Payline not published/ FY2016 Funding Strategy  
NIDDK 22.9 20.3 13 13 13 FY2016 Funding Strategy (18 for ESI)
NIEHS 15 14.7 10 10 10  2016 Funding Strategy 
NIGMS 24.8 29.6       Payline not published/ FY2016  Funding Strategy 
NIMH 19.4 20.4 10-20 10-20 10-20 FY2016 Funding Strategy     (anticipate a success rate of 20%)
NINDS 18.7 20.5 14 14 15 FY2016 Funding Strategy  (anticipates a success rate of 20%)
NINR 11.6 8       Payline not published/ FY2014 Funding Strategy  
NCMHD *** --         Payline not published

Success rates are defined as the percent of applications awarded compared with the total number of applications received.Above figures are taken from NIH's page, Success Rates by Institute  

For competing research project grants.

NCMHD is considered Not Applicable because of joint funding by other Institutes and Centers.

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