Underlying NIDCR’s financial management plan is the Institute’s goal to provide stable levels of support for high quality scientific research. The Consolidated and Further Continuing Appropriations Act, 2013 (P.L. 113-6) signed by President Obama on March 26, 2013, and the sequestration provisions of the Balanced Budget and Emergency Deficit Control Act provided NIDCR a FY 2013 appropriation of $387.003M. Based on these Acts, NIDCR will issue non-competing research project and center grants with a 4% reduction from the committed level. Commitments for non-competing awards in FY 2014 and beyond will remain unchanged. FY 2013 non-competing grants that were issued prior to the implementation of this policy will be revised to adjust the award level accordingly.
Payment of new and competing research project grants will be as close to peer review recommended levels as possible, given overall budgetary constraints. Funding for new and early stage investigators remains an Institute priority. Inflationary increases for future year commitments will be discontinued for all competing research grant awards issued in FY 2013 extending the policy established in FY 2012, however adjustments for special needs (such as equipment and added personnel) will continue to be considered and possibly accommodated.
NRSA awards will be issued at stipend levels established in FY 2012. For the complete notice published in the NIH Guide, please click on the following link. http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/notice-files/NOT-OD-13-064.html
The NIDCR provides individual consideration to all applications. As the year progresses, the institute adjusts its plans to accommodate changes in the projected number of applications, the scientific merit of applications as reflected in the scores assigned during peer review, projected award costs, new scientific opportunities, and other relevant factors.