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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 January 16, 2019

INSTITUTE Success Rate
FY 2017
Success Rate FY2018  Payline (2017) Payline(2018) Payline (2019)  Further information. (Click link for Institute's Current Funding Strategy)
FIC 10.8 10-25 (depending on program)        2019 funding strategy. Payline not published. 
NCATS 21.8         Payline not published/FY2018
NCCIH 16.7         FY 2019 Funding Strategy  
NCI 11.7   10 9 8 14 for New & Early Stage-Investigators. 2019 funding policy   
NEI 24.9         Award rate of 25%. 2018 Fiscal Operations Plan 
NHGRI 23.9         Does not establish Paylines/FY2019 Funding Strategy  
NHLBI 23.5   15 15 16 26 for Early Stage Investigators/ FY 2019 Funding Strategy 
NIA 26.6   12   See Notes  FY 2019 Funding Strategy  (15 for under 500K/12 for over 500K. New Investigators--18 under 500K/17 over. Early Stage Investigators:20 Under 500K/17 Over)****Significantly higher paylines for applications focusing on Alzheimer's Disease. Follow link for details.
NIAAA 22          Does not establish overall Paylines/ FY 2018 Financial Management Plan  
NIAID 19.1   9 14 14 (Funding Strategy) 18 payline for new & early-stage investigators. 
NIAMS 17   13 13 10 Funding Strategy for 2019 (new investigators: 22)
NIBIB 13   16 19   FY 2018  Funding Strategy 24 for New investigators
NICHD 16.1         FY 2019 Funding Strategy-no fixed payline for R01s
NIDA 19.7         Payline not published/FY2019 Funding Strategy  
NIDCD 24.4         Payline not published/ FY2016 Funding Strategy  
NIDCR 17.8         Payline not published/ FY2018 Funding Strategy  
NIDDK 17.8   12 13   FY2019 Funding Strategy -18 for Early Stage Investigators
NIEHS 15          2016 Funding Strategy 
NIGMS 30.6         Payline not published/ Interim Funding Strategy 
NIMH 20.9   10-20 20 10-20 FY2019 Funding Strategy     (higher for new and early-stage investigators)
NIMHD 21.5         FY2016 Funding Strategy 
NINDS 17.7   12 15 16 FY2018 Funding Strategy 25 for Early Stage Investigators
NINR 8.9         Payline not published/not updated 
             

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  

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

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