About NIA

NACA meeting: January 27-28, 2009

Budget and Appropriations

Status of FY 2008, 2008, and 2010 Budgets for NIA

FY 2008

In FY 2008, the NIA obligated $1,050,997,777 in appropriated money.  As a result of the NIH Director’s one-percent transfer authority, $1,792,000 was transferred from NIA for the NIH Genes and Environment Initiative (GEI). NIA received an additional $5.57 million as a result of a supplemental appropriation provided last summer. NIA awarded 1,528 research project grants (RPGs), including 391 competing awards. The FY 2008 success rate for the Institute was 20.3 percent which compares to 22.1 percent in FY 2007 and 17.4 percent in FY 2006.

Support levels for other key extramural funding mechanisms included 74 research centers for $83.9 million; 581 full-time training positions for $23.3 million; and a total of $68.5 million for research and development contracts.

FY 2009

The NIA is operating under a Continuing Resolution (CR) in effect through March 6th, 2009. The NIH Institutes and Centers (ICs) were asked to complete a budget mechanism table for a full-year Continuing Resolution. For NIA, the total amount was $1.047 billion, which reflected the FY 2008 budget authority including the GEI transfer and excluding the supplemental appropriation.

At the CR level, NIA proposes to award 1,502 RPGs in FY 2009, including 432 competing awards. Support for other key extramural funding mechanisms include 74 research centers for $83.9 million, the same level as FY 2008; and 581 full-time training positions for $23.3 million, also the same level as FY 2008. The funding level for research and development contracts is $70.3 million in FY 2009, which reflects the FY 2008 budget authority of $68.5 million plus the GEI of $1.8 million.

FY 2010

The NIH will receive the FY 2010 budget after the change in the Presidential Administration. This will become the FY 2010 President’s budget request, and will reflect the Administration’s requested amounts for the individual NIH Institutes and Centers. This budget will be submitted to the Congress by mid-March 2009 and subsequently it will become available to the public.

Attached is an NIA budget mechanism table that displays the FY 2008 budget authority, and the full year Continuing Resolution for FY 2009. Once a final budget for FY 2009 is established, this information will be made available to the Council.

 

(Dollars in thousands)

MECHANISM FY 2008 Budget Authority FY 2009 Full Year Continuing Resolution
Research Grants: FY08 No. FY08 Amount FY09 No. FY09 Amount
Research Projects:        
Noncompeting 1,137 $504,108,000 1,070 $476,227,000
Administrative supplements (112) 11,135,000 (120) 13,222,000
Competing 391 153,477,000 432 171,151,000
Subtotal, RPGs 1,528 668,720,000 1,502 660,600,000
SBIR/STTR 66 25,169,000 70 25,500,000
Subtotal, RPGs 1,594 693,889,000 1,572 686,100,000
Research Centers:        
Specialized/comprehensive 74 83,232,000 74 83,232,000
Clinical research 0 0 0 0
Biotechnology 0 0 0 0
Comparative medicine 0 678,000 0 678,000
Research Centers in Minority Institutions 0 0 0 0
Subtotal, Centers 74 83,910,000 74 83,910,000
Other Research:        
Research careers 223 28,551,000 223 28,551,000
Cancer education 0 0 0 0
Cooperative clinical research 0 0 0 0
Biomedical research support 0 0 0 0
Minority biomedical research support* 0 512,000 0 512,000
Other 26 4,403,000 31 4,403,000
Subtotal, Other Research 249 33,466,000 254 33,466,000
Total Research Grants 1,917 811,265,000 1,900 803,476,000
Research Training:  FTTPs    FTTPs  
Individual awards 119 4,492,000 119 4,492,000
Institutional awards 462 18,790,000 462 18,790,000
Total, Training 581 23,282,000 581 23,282,000
         
Research & development contracts 122 68,544,000 122 70,336,000
(SBIR/STTR) (1) (59,000) (1) (59,000)
         
Intramural research   108,217,000   109,840,000
Research management and support   39,730,000   40,326,000
Total, NIA   1,051,038,000   1,047,260,000