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
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:
- Grant Application Type (e.g., new is type 1)
- Activity Code (e.g. research project grant is R01),
- organization to which it is assigned (e.g. NHLBI is HL),
- serial number assigned by the Center for Scientific Review ( CSR ),
- suffix year showing the support year (budget period),
- amendment (if resubmitted),
- and other information, e.g., an administrative supplement,
or fellowship institutional allowance.
Each NOA / Award of Contract includes:
- Issue date
- Type of grant / contract
- Budget and project periods
- NIH contact information, including the names of the assigned
Program Official (PO) and Grants Management Specialist ( GMS ) or Contract Specialist .
- Terms and Conditions of Award (Terms and Conditions of
Awards for Cooperative Agreement )
- Terms and Conditions of Award (contracts may include
- Statement of Work ( SOW ) (for Contracts only)
- Funding level
- Statutes and regulations that authorize the award
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.
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