Implementation of NIH Fiscal Policy for Non-Competing Grant Awards FY 2007

Notice Number: NOT-OD-07-049

Update: The following update relating to this Notice has been issued:

  • January 28, 2008 (NOT-OD-08-036) – Also see, NIH Fiscal Policy for Grant Awards – FY 2008.

Key Dates
Release Date: February 22, 2007

Issued by
National Institutes of Health (NIH) ( )

NIH has received an appropriation for the remainder of FY2007 through P.L. 110-005: Revised Continuing Appropriations Resolution, FY 2007. This now allows NIH to fully implement the FY2007 fiscal policies announced December 15, 2006 in Notice-OD-07-030.

Non-competing Research Awards

To implement the FY2007 fiscal guidance, non-competing research awards will be awarded at 97.1% of the FY 2007 committed level. Future year commitments also will be adjusted accordingly. Institutes and centers (ICs) will maintain the flexibility to supplement such non-competing awards on a case by-case basis according to scientific and programmatic imperatives. However, such supplements will not be considered as part of the base for future budgetary adjustments.

Non-competing awards previously issued in FY 2007 at reduced levels will be revised to restore funds to the level indicated above.
This policy does not apply to Career Awards, SBIR/STTRs, and Ruth L. Kirschstein-National Research Service Award (NRSA) Individual Fellowships & Institutional Training Grants.

For other Notices applicable to FY2007 funding, see also:

  • Notice of Legislative Mandates, NOT-OD-07-050
  • Salary Limitations on Grants, Cooperative Agreements and Contracts, NOT-OD-07-051
  • Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award (NRSA) Stipend and Other Budgetary Levels Effective for Fiscal Year 2007, NOT-OD-07-052

Information on FY2007 Fiscal Operations, including specific funding strategies for ICs is posted at:


    Questions about specific awards may be directed to the Grants Management Specialist identified in the Notice of Award.