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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 8/31/2015

INSTITUTE Success Rate FY2013 Success Rate FY2014 Payline (2013) Payline (2014) Payline (2015) Further information. (Click link for Institute's Current Funding Strategy)
FIC 14.6 9.1       Payline not published-anticipates 10-15% success rate/FY2015 Funding Strategy  
NCCAM 11.6 8.7       FY 2015 Funding Strategy   
NCI 13.7 14.1 9 9 9 9 for New & Early Stage-Investigators.  2015 funding plan   
NEI 23.7 26.7       25% anticipated success rate. Payline not published/FY2015 Fiscal Policy   
NHGRI 20.5 17.7       Does not establish Paylines/FY2015 Funding Strategy  
NHLBI

16.9

18.2 11 12 13 23 for Early Stage Investigators/ FY 2015 Funding Strategy 
NIA

13.6

15.9 11 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 19.5 19.2        Does not establish overall Paylines/ FY 2015 Financial Management Plan  
NIAID

18.8

22 8 9 12 Payline for FY2015 (Funding Strategy) 16 for new & early-stage investigators.
NIAMS 15.9 18.1 12 14 12 Funding Strategy for 2015 (new investigators: 17)
NIBIB 13.7 13.1 9 9 12 (New Investigators: 17) /FY 2015 Funding Strategy    
NICHD 10.8 12.5 9   9 FY 2015 Funding Strategy  (new and ESI: 12)
NIDA 19.5 18       Payline not published/FY2015 Funding Strategy  
NIDCD 22.5 25.8       Payline not published/ FY2015 Funding Strategy 
NIDCR 19.9 21.5       Payline not published/ FY2015 Funding Strategy  
NIDDK 21 22.9 11 13 13 FY2015 Funding Strategy (ESI: 18)
NIEHS 15.3 15 13 10 10  2015 Funding Strategy 
NIGMS 19.9 24.8       Payline not published/ FY2015 Interim Funding Strategy 
NIMH 18.7 19.4 10-20 10-20 10-20 FY2015 Funding Strategy     
NINDS 19.8 18.7 14 14 14 FY2015 Funding Strategy  
NINR 9.1 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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