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2008 NIGMS Funding Trends Analysis

The following data, generated by Dr. James Deatherage, are related to the message from the NIGMS Director in the November 25, 2008, issue of the NIGMS Feedback Loop. Additional discussion of funding trends is also in this issue.


Diagram of NIGMS R01 applications reviewed and funded in Fiscal Year 2008
 
Figure 1. NIGMS R01 applications reviewed (white rectangles) and funded (black bars) in Fiscal Year 2008. All competing applications eligible for funding are included.


 
Diagram of NIGMS funding curves for Fiscal Years 2000-2008

Figure 2. NIGMS funding curves for Fiscal Years 2000-2008.


Diagram of total GM spending on R01s and median individual GM R01 direct cost budget during fiscal years 1995-2008

Figure 3. The upper curve shows total GM spending on R01s during Fiscal Years 1995-2008. The lower curve shows the median individual GM R01 direct cost budget. This graph includes R37 Grants (MERIT Awards) and R29 grants (FIRST Awards, a now-discontinued award category).


Diagram of GM-funded R01 grants during fiscal years 1997-2008 

Figure 4. GM-funded R01 grants during Fiscal Years 1997-2008. This graph also includes R37 and R29 grants. The number of funded non-competing applications increased in Fiscal Year 2008, contributing, along with other factors, to a decrease in the number of funded competing applications in 2008.


Diagram of GM R01 applications in fiscal years 1997-2008

Figure 5. GM R01 applications in Fiscal Years 1997-2008. The increase in the number of proposals against a background of level agency budgets contributed significantly to the decrease in success rates in Fiscal Years 2004-2005 (see Figure 2). After leveling off in Fiscal Years 2006-2007, the number of applications increased in Fiscal Year 2008, contributing along with other factors to a decrease in success rate.


Diagram of GM-supported R01 PIs and number of funded R01s

Figure 6. The lower curve shows the number of GM-supported R01 PIs. The upper curve shows the number of funded R01s, both competing and noncompeting. This graph also includes R37 and R29 grants and PIs.


Diagram of NIGMS R43 (SBIR Phase 1) applications reviewed and funded in Fiscal Year 2008

Figure 7. NIGMS R43 (SBIR Phase 1) applications reviewed (white rectangles) and funded (black bars) in Fiscal Year 2008.


Diagram of NIGMS F32 (NRSA postdoctoral fellowships) applications reviewed and funded in Fiscal Year 2008

Figure 8. NIGMS F32 (NRSA postdoctoral fellowships) applications reviewed (white rectangles) and funded (black bars) in Fiscal Year 2008.


Diagram of NIGMS R15 (AREA) applications reviewed and funded in Fiscal Year 2008

Figure 9. NIGMS R15 (AREA) applications reviewed (white rectangles) and funded (black bars) in Fiscal Year 2008.

This page last reviewed on December 31, 2015