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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 01/13/2016

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