I want to provide an update on the NHLBI’s participation in the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA). The NIH received a tremendous response to Recovery Act requests for applications, including more than 20,000 for Challenge Grants. Given the high volume of response, I outlined in the chart below how we plan to invest the NHLBI ARRA funding. Please note that the projected level of funding and number of awards are estimates.
Additionally, the NIH has released to the public a beta version of its new Research Portfolio Online Reporting Tool Expenditures and Results (RePORTER) system. This new tool, found at http://projectreporter.nih.gov, retains all of the features of CRISP while providing additional query fields that can be sorted and downloaded and includes a search field for ARRA-funded grants.
As we move forward with the review and award of ARRA-related applications, the Institute will continue to work closely with its advisory council to advance the nation’s biomedical research agenda, create and preserve jobs, and stimulate the economy. More details about the Institute’s rationale, approach, and requirements are provided at http://www.nhlbi.nih.gov/recovery.
We remain committed to conducting all of our activities in a spirit of public service and with a commitment to excellence, innovation, integrity, respect, compassion, and open communication. We welcome your comments, feedback, and suggestions at email@example.com.
|ARRA Category||Projected Funding*||Program and Mechanism||Number of Applications/|
|Research Grants – Expand the payline||40 percent|
|NIH-Wide Recovery Act RFAs||44 percent|
|Challenge Grants in Health and Science Research (RC1)||1,798||200|
|Research and Research Infrastructure “Grand Opportunities” (RC2)||433||TBD|
|Supporting New Faculty Recruitment to Enhance Research Resources through Biomedical Research Core Centers (P30)||76||20|
|Small Business Catalyst Awards for Accelerating Innovative Research (R43)||Letters of Intent are due 8/3/09; Applications are due 9/1/09||TBD|
|Biomedical Research, Development, and Growth to Spur the Acceleration of New Technologies Pilot Program (RC3)||Letters of Intent are due 8/3/09; Applications are due 9/1/09||TBD|
|NIH-Wide Administrative Supplements||11 percent|
|Research Supplements to Promote Diversity in Health-Related Research||18||17|
|Research Supplements to Promote Re-Entry into Biomedical and Behavioral Research Careers||6||3|
|Administrative Supplements to Research Grants Providing Summer Research Experiences for Students and Science Educators||335||120|
*Of the $10 billion provided to the National Institutes of Health, the NHLBI received an allocation of $763 million.
**The number of applications/requests received as of June 24, 2009.