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How do I know if I am funded?
The Payline for investigator-initiated grants, is set 3 times a year in conjunction with meetings of the NHLBAC , and is based on the percentile for most grants, or the Priority Score for some. Awards made for RFA programs and PPGs are determined based on the Priority Score; these grants are not percentiled. The pay lines for various research mechanisms are posted on the NHLBI public web site in the General Funding Guidelines.
Once the pay lines have been set, the to Office of Grants Management ( OGM ) provides official notification of each new, competing continuation, non-competing continuation, and supplemental award by e-mailing a Notice of Awards ( NOA ) to a central e-mail address at a grantee institution. Grantee institutions are responsible for notifying Principal Investigators ( PI ) and appropriate officials of awards. Authorized institution users can view NOAs using the NIH Commons. Each grant application has a unique identifier as seen here:
This unique identifier describes:
Each NOA / Award of Contract includes:
You should thoroughly read the terms and conditions of award outlined in Section III of the NOA. By spending grant funds, grantees agree to comply with these legal requirements, which may include special program- or award-specific conditions. NHLBI sends a NOA for each budget period of an award. For most grants, this will be every year, though recipients of multiyear grants may receive only one NOA (for more information see the NIH Grants Policy Statement on Notice of Grant Award).
If you are not funded, it may be difficult to decide what to do next. Talk with your Program Official (PO) who can advise you and answer questions you may have. NIAID has prepared an excellent resource called “Advice for Unfunded Applicants”, which answers many questions that you may have.
Page Last Updated: February 2011