Unlike most of its IC brethren, NIAID always gives very timely, precise information on its funding strategy, including paylines and percentiles. They’ve even taken the trouble to update the last few interim paylines, as shown below. Incredibly, they are also fully funding competing grants – with a 3% inflationary escalation for future years. I’m sure all you who experienced 25% budget cuts are thinking you’re in the wrong IC.
R01 – 12th percentile (new investigators, 14th percentile)
R03 – 135
R15 – 142 (AREA)
R21 – 135
R41/42 – 159 (STTR)
R43/44 – 180 (SBIR)
F31 – 140 (predoc)
F32 – 133 (postdoc)
K – 159 (other than K99)
T32 – not available
Now if we could only get NCI, NIDA, NIAAA, NICHD, et al. to cough up some guidance on their funding “strategies”.
Update: The priority scores for R03, R15, R21, and STTR proposals were bumped up just a tad.
Update 2: The T32 priority score cut-off has been set at 131.