Inside NIA Archives: Paylines
Fiscal year 2014 began with NIA staff—like many federal government workers—banned from our offices because the government was shut down. During the seemingly endless continuing funding... Read More
With apologies to Dickens and to Chaplin…
It is the best of times.
When the dust cleared on our budget this year, the NIA was blessed with a 12.5%, $130 million increase over fiscal year... Read More
With paylines being what they are at NIA and NIH, we tend to hear that discriminating among applications in the narrow range of scores represented by the top 20 percent of applications reviewed by... Read More
We have been here before. The continuing resolution provides some research funds—not a lot though. Like a ticking clock it winds down on January 15. And our backdrop is a familiar debate on... Read More
We just wrapped up the fiscal year.
The quick summary? We scraped through.
For research project grants like R01s, we held our payline (or funding line) to the same level as the prior two years. This... Read More
As many people know, the federal budget situation in recent years has led to late starts in our annual award process. When we do not know how much money we will have for the year, we don’t make... Read More
Maybe you are a graduate student, a postdoc, or a new junior faculty member. You have carefully crafted a fellowship application or a career development application. Now, you sit on pins and needles... Read More
The NIA views support for research career development and pre and postdoctoral fellowship training as a priority. The availability of funds to support career development (K) and fellowship training (... Read More
Buried within our NIA 2013 funding policy is the apparently shocking statement that our payline for NIA-reviewed research grant applications is 13. When the top score is 10 and the lowest possible... Read More