NIH Financial Policy for Grant Awards – FY 2006

Notice Number: NOT-OD-06-025

Key Dates
Release Date: January 9, 2006

Issued by
National Institutes of Health (NIH), (

The NIH appropriation for FY 2006 includes an across-the-board reduction to non-emergency, discretionary programs, which has a direct impact on NIH's budget. The NIH share of this adjustment is approximately $286 million. NIH has established the following financial polices consistent with this appropriation.

Research Project Grants (RPG) (

Non-competing awards for every RPG will be awarded at a level of 97.65% of the amount indicated for the FY2006 budget period in the Notice of Grant Award for the previous budget year. The amounts indicated for future budget periods will also be adjusted by the same factor.

Non-competing awards previously issued in FY 2006 at reduced levels up to 80% of the amount previously indicated (See: NOT-OD-06-014 will be revised to provide a restoration of funds to the 97.65% level. Amounts indicated for future budget periods will be adjusted as well.

The amounts provided for competing RPGs will be managed to an average award amount equal to FY 2005 levels. FY 2006 policy includes the provision of a 3% escalation factor in the amounts indicated for future years on competing RPG awards which are not based on modular applications.

National Research Service Awards (Fellowships and Training Grants)

This policy is published in a separate notice. (See NOT-OD-06-026)

Other Grant Programs

Other grant programs will be managed in accordance with the policies to be established by each Institute and Center.
Questions regarding adjustments applied on individual grant awards may be directed to the Grants Management Specialist identified on the Notice of Award.

Subsequent Notices in the NIH Guide will address Legislative Mandates and Salary Limitations for the FY 2006 Appropriation.

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