NIH FY14 Appropriation in the Omnibus Appropriation Bill

From the summary for the Labor, HHS, and Education Appropriations:

National Institutes of Health (NIH) – The bill includes $29.9 billion for the NIH, $1 billion above the fiscal year 2013 level. This funding will continue support for basic biomedical research and translational research through the programs like the Clinical and Translational Science Awards (CTSA) and Institutional Development Award (IDeA) to support scientists as they conduct research to discover cures. Further, it provides full support for the NIH Office of Science Education and programs like the Science Education and Partnership Awards (SEPA) to support biomedical research for the future.

While a billion more is good news, relatively speaking, it is not great news. The last time the NIH appropriation was below $30B was in FY08 ($29.6B).

Could be worse … could be raining.

Update: Here is the NIH text (with individual IC appropriations) from the House Bill – NIH_FY14_Appropriation


  1. writedit said

    House passes FY14 omnibus appropriations bill … Senate passes 3-day extension of CR to allow consideration of this bill.

  2. SW said

    Hi writedit,
    Do you have a ballpark estimate as to when the NIH will start awarding grants now that the budget has been decided?

    • writedit said

      The NIH has been making awards during the CR, but now that each IC knows its appropriation, I expect they are having internal meetings to plan the upcoming awards. They only have 2 rounds of scores for FY14 (the Cycle III applications won’t be reviewed until later this month through March), so there still might be a little caution in terms of paylines/paylists. There will be a couple weeks lag time before funds are available (doesn’t show up instantly like a direct deposit – goes through HHS first), but awards will start to be processed in the meantime, and POs should have a better idea of the likelihood of an award, if not the exact timing.

  3. DrThuganomics said

    Is each IC’s appropriation released somewhere?

    • writedit said

      In the PDF linked at the bottom of the post. I’ve updated the rounded $ amounts on the NIH Paylines & Resources page as well.

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