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NINR Funding Strategies: Guidance for Fiscal Year 2022

NINR allocates its limited resources among investigator-initiated applications, applications submitted in response to NINR and NIH funding opportunity announcements (FOAs), and research training and career development applications. The Institute is committed to funding the largest number of meritorious projects possible, while allowing flexibility to support strategic program priorities and emerging scientific areas. 

In general, grants will be funded in priority score or percentile order. NINR will also consider strategic priorities, advancement of diverse perspectives, and availability of funds in making funding decisions. NINR will give additional consideration to applications from first time R01 investigators (“early stage investigators”) as defined by the NIH.

To maximize our available resources, competing research project grant awards may be subjected to programmatic adjustments in budget and number of years awarded:  

  • Competing R01 research project grants will generally be adjusted to achieve a 4-year average duration.
  • Administrative budget reductions will typically be made to competing R01 research applications proposing a duration of 4 years or less and that are requesting more than $350,000 direct costs per year.

Noncompeting awards will be issued without cost-of-living/inflationary adjustments.