NIH Institutes Post New Paylines (effective December 2019)

Jan 8, 2020, 09:28 AM by Melodi Moore
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NIH paylines are the funding cutoff points for grant publications.  Some institutes (e.g. NIAID) use both percentiles and overall impact score order (OIS) .  The chart below illustrates the published paylines for the NIH institutes most awarded to UTMB investigators:

Institute  Funding Mechanism  Payline/OIS 
 NIAID R01 (new PI) 16%
  R01 (non-new PI) 12%
  R03 28 OIS
  R21 28 OIS
 NCI R01 (new PI)
14%
  R01 (non-new PI) 8%
  R03 25 OIS
  R21 7%
 NHLBI R01 (new PI)  26% 
  R01 (non-new PI) 16% 
  R03/R21  N/A 
 NIA* R01 (new PI/ESI) 23/25% 
  R01 (non-new PI) 16% 
  R03/R21 25%
 NIGMS No payline published per funding policies
 NIDDK+ R01 (new PI) 18%
  R01 (non-new PI)  13% 
 NIEHS No payline published per funding strategies
 NIDA No payline published per funding strategy
NICHD No payline published per funding strategies

* These paylines change based on grants => $500k
+ 2019 Paylines, not yet updated for 2020