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NACA Meeting: January 24-25, 2012

Budget and Appropriations

Status of FY 2011, 2012, and 2013 Budgets

FY 2011

The NIA closed out fiscal year 2011.  In FY 2011, the NIA obligated $1,098,631,000 in appropriated money.  NIA awarded 1,462 research project grants (RPGs), including 395 competing awards.  The FY 2011 success rate for the Institute was 16.1 percent which compares to 14.5 percent in FY 2010 and 17.5 percent in FY 2009.

Support levels for other key extramural funding mechanisms included 78 research centers for $88.2 million; 627 full-time training positions for $24.8 million; and a total of $63.2 million for research and development contracts.

FY 2012

The FY 2012 budget was approved by the President December 23rd, 2011.  The enacted budget provides $1,102.1 million, a $3.6 million or .31% increase over the FY11 level, after transfers.  This enacted level allows for 1,504 total research project grants (RPGs), including 377 new and competing awards.  The estimate includes         $87.8 million for research centers, an increase of $0.3 million over FY 2011.  The other research grants estimate is $33.5 million, flat relative to FY 2011.  For research training, the FY 2012 budget request includes $24.8 million to support 618 trainees.  The R&D contract mechanism will be supported at a level of $63.8 million, an increase of $0.6 million over FY 2011.

FY 2013

The FY 2013 President’s Budget is being finalized.  After review, the President’s budget request for FY 2013 will be presented to Congress in February 2012, at which time it will become available to the public.

Summary

A table showing the NIA FY 2011 and 2012 funding levels by budget mechanism is included below.

All items in italics are "non-adds"; items in parenthesis are subtractions.

MECHANISM FY 2011 Actual FY 2012 Enacted
Research Grants: No. Amount No. Amount
Research Projects:        
Noncompeting 1,055 $538,823,000 1,061 $548,110,000
Administrative Supplements 69 6,357,000 69 6,357,000
Competing        
Renewal 78 55,703,000 133 53,079,000
New 312 100,404,000 239 95,674,000
Supplements 5 1,975,000 5 1,882,000
Subtotal, Competing 395 158,082,000 377 150,635,000
Subtotal, RPGs 1400 703,262,000 1,438 705,102,000
SBIR/STTR 62 26,843,000 66 28,039,000
Research Project Grants 1,462 729,719,000 1,504 733,141,000
Research Centers:        
Specialized/Comprehensive 78 88,173,000 78 87,765,000
Clinical Research 0 0 0 0
Biotechnology 0 0 0 0
Comparative Medicine 0 1,208,000 0 1,190,000
Research Centers in Minority Institutions 0 0 0 0
Subtotal, Centers 78 89,381,000 78 88,955,000
Other Research:        
Research Careers 215 28,442,000 215 28,442,000
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 0 0

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Other 52 5,031,000 52 5,031,000
Subtotal, Other Research 267 33,473,000 267 33,473,000
Total Research Grants 1,807 852,573,000 1,849 855,569,000
Training: FTTP   FTTP  
Individual 187 7,232,000 185 7,232,000
Institutional 440 17,595,000 433 17,595,000
Total, Training 627 24,827,000 618 24,827,000
         
Research & Development Contracts 133 63,218,000 133 63,755,000
(SBIR/STTR) 1 40,000 1 40,000
  FTEs   FTEs  
Intramural Research

252

115,525,000 252 115,525,000
Research Management & Support 152 42,488,000 152 42,452,000
Construction 0 0 0 0
Buildings and Facilities 0 0 0 0
Total, NIA   1,098,631,000   1,102,128,000