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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 March 7, 2017

INSTITUTE Success Rate FY2015 Payline (2015) Payline (2016) Payline (2017) Further information. (Click link for Institute's Current Funding Strategy)
FIC 9.7       Payline not published-anticipates 10-25% success rate/FY2017 Continuing Resolution Funding Strategy  
NCCIH 12.4       FY 2016 Funding Strategy  (Continuing Resolution)
NCI 13 9 10   12 for New & Early Stage-Investigators. 2016 funding plan   
NEI 21.4       25% anticipated success rate. Payline not published/FY2015 Fiscal Policy   
NHGRI 18.8       Does not establish Paylines/FY2016 Funding Strategy  
NHLBI 21.9 13 14 15 25 for Early Stage Investigators/ FY 2017 Funding Strategy (CR)
NIA 17.7 8**** 11****    FY 2016 Funding Strategy  (under 500K: 19-new investigators; 21-early stage investigators)****Significantly higher paylines for applications focusing on Alzheimer's Disease. Follow link for details.
NIAAA 16.4        Does not establish overall Paylines/ FY 2016 Financial Management Plan  
NIAID 21.4 12 10 10 Interim payline for FY2017 (Funding Strategy) 14 interim payline for new & early-stage investigators.
NIAMS 16.7 12 13 10  Continuous Resolution Funding Strategy for 2017 (new investigators: 18)
NIBIB 12 12 14   (New Investigators: up to 28) /FY 2016 Funding Strategy    
NICHD 11.5 9 10   FY 2017 Funding Strategy-interim
NIDA 19.6       Payline not published/FY2016 Funding Strategy  
NIDCD 24.9       Payline not published/ FY2016 Funding Strategy  
NIDCR 22       Payline not published/ FY2017 Funding Strategy  
NIDDK 20.3 13 13   FY2017 Interim Funding Strategy (18 for ESI)
NIEHS 14.7 10 10    2016 Funding Strategy 
NIGMS 29.6       Payline not published/ FY2017  Funding Strategy (Continuing Resolution)
NIMH 20.4 10-20 10-20 10-20 FY2017 Funding Strategy     (25 for new and ESI)
NINDS 20.5 14 15   FY2017 Funding Strategy  (anticipates a success rate of 20%)
NINR 8       Payline not published/not updated 
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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