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By: writedit

Fri, 12/08/2017 - 18:28

It will mostly depend on the comments in your summary statement and how high a priority your work is for the IC. Your PO probably won’t know much until next January or so (and even then might not be able to say much until later in the FY), but you can ask whether you should resubmit while you wait to see what happens with funding decisions.

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By: Frank

Fri, 12/08/2017 - 14:53

Does R21 still get a percentile? That is interesting. What is the impact score?

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By: Frank

Fri, 12/08/2017 - 14:52

Does R21 still get a percentile? That is interesting.

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By: PI Phase 2 SBIR

Fri, 12/08/2017 - 13:40

I just received a score of 30 for a Phase 2 SBIR grant. The current guideline is 10-30 zone of consideration for FY18. I am still waiting to here from the PO how to interpret this. I am curious what is the likelihood of not getting funded if you are in the consideration zone, especially when you are in the the bubble like me. Thanks!

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By: Toco

Mon, 12/04/2017 - 23:43

I am curious about your case. How a ESI 15 percentile can not be funded. Did the PO told you the main reason. I would like to know that. Thanks

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By: writedit

Mon, 12/04/2017 - 17:33

ICs can make awards under the CR, and it would seem that your score would fall in the range of receiving an award before the FY18 budget is passed (especially since the amount is so low – not a huge financial risk). December is usually the earliest that new awards are issued, and I see that NIDA has issued exactly one new and one competing renewal award thus far (both on Dec 1), so hopefully more will follow, including your F31. For now, you should be patient.

If you have not heard anything by the end of December, and we still do not have an FY18 federal budget, you can get in touch with your PO in January to see if your application will be funded under the CR (he might know better then what applications are in line for processing and whether yours is under consideration).

If the GOP has managed to pass a budget by then, if the NIH budget get its proposed increase or is the same as FY17, you should be fine (and just need to be patient – no need to contact PO); if the budget goes down, you should still be fine but will need to wait a couple of months for any funding action or seeking any reassurance from PO (NIDA won’t get their final appropriation for almost 2 months after the President signs the budget act – it’s not instantly known – and then there will be internal discussions about funding priorities & decisions).

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By: f31app84

Mon, 12/04/2017 - 16:44

Applied to NIDA on an F31 got a 14 and am waiting for a funding determination. Was scored in July and then reviewed September. My PO is being very conservative even though it is in the very low percentiles 4th to be exact. I was told percentiles don’t matter for NIDA. Any word on when we can expect to hear something? I was told early December but our political climatte seems to worsen daily for getting the debt ceiling lifted. I don’t want to keep bothering my PO with these questions when they can’t really tell me anything yet. Now it seems like it could go out until the spring. Any word on whats going on behind the scenes. I am not too experienced with this sort of stuff but am nervous and anxious to see what is going to happen. Any advice would be awesome thank you!

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By: NCIF30

Mon, 12/04/2017 - 11:21

Thanks so much for your prompt response writedit!

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By: writedit

Sun, 12/03/2017 - 22:59

If your PO did not advise that you resubmit, then you will probably be okay, but you may have to wait until the FY18 budget passes – which probably won’t be until next year. Unfortunately, this delay in making awards for Cycle I grant applications has been going on for well over a decade (maybe two by now?), since it has been that long since Congress had a new budget in place by October 1. I would have thought that with the GOP running both houses of Congress that the budget bill would have been done by December, but obviously there are a few distractions in DC, and the impact of the tax cut act, if they manage to agree on and pass a reconciled version, would need to be taken into consideration. So – if your PO did not advise you to resubmit, all you can do is wait.

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By: NCIF30

Sun, 12/03/2017 - 22:10

Dear Writedit, first of all, thanks so much for the wonderful blog. It has been so helpful!
I applied to NCI F30 in April and got scored (21st percentile) and reviewed in July. Right away, I contacted my PO, who told me that the funding range for the previous year was 28th percentile but that I would fall in FY2018 and would have to wait until the budget is passed in Congress. I haven’t heard anything since. I know that Congress is still working on the budget, but I am getting a bit nervous and impatient as it has been almost 8 months since I submitted my application… When should I expect to hear back about the funding decision? Is it normal for April submissions to wait this long to hear back? Can I be optimistic of my chances? Any advice?
Thank you!!

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By: f31app84

Sun, 12/03/2017 - 14:46

Applied to NIDA on an F31 got a 14 and am waiting for a funding determination. Was scored in July and then reviewed September. My PO is being very conservative even though it is in the very low percentiles 4th to be exact. I was told percentiles don’t matter for NIDA. Any word on when we can expect to hear something? I was told early December but our political climatte seems to worsen daily for getting the debt ceiling lifted. I don’t want to keep bothering my PO with these questions when they can’t really tell me anything yet. Now it seems like it could go out until the spring. Any word on whats going on behind the scenes. I am not too experienced with this sort of stuff but am nervous and anxious to see what is going to happen. Any advice would be awesome thank you!

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By: LK

Tue, 11/28/2017 - 21:49

Interesting. My PO indicated to me last week that the interim payline for ESI is 12%. Could you share a link to this twitter post?

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By: writedit

Tue, 11/28/2017 - 17:54

With the federal budget in limbo, no one will know the FY18 appropriation for NIA … if nothing changes in the draft bills, paylines will be the same or better, since funding is slated to increase, but we need to see what Congress does in December and beyond.

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By: Ruthie

Tue, 11/28/2017 - 16:24

Thanks for the great information! I was wondering if you had any information on how NIA, specifically Alzheimer’s, will do with its FY18 appropriation?

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By: writedit

Tue, 11/28/2017 - 16:21

That is likely during the CR, since the entire NIH is operating on 90% of their FY17 budget, with final paylines to be set once the FY18 budget is set … which won’t be until next year. Currently, the NCI in particular should do well with its FY18 appropriation, but Congress may look at discretionary spending again to pay for tax cuts, if the current bill passes.

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By: imager

Tue, 11/28/2017 - 14:11

We got it from two sources now (one twitter and one through a colleague who talked with a PO) that NCI will drop from 10th percentile to 8th with no ESI bonus – any other confirmation of that anywhere…?!

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By: KK

Tue, 11/28/2017 - 02:25

Let’s hope so!

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By: writedit

Tue, 11/28/2017 - 02:15

We won’t know for sure until the FY18 budget passes, but you should be in good shape with a 9th percentile application.

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By: KK

Tue, 11/28/2017 - 02:08

Thanx for the quick reply. My main question has to do with the 2018 payline and if it is likely for NCI to have the same payline as 2017?

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By: writedit

Tue, 11/28/2017 - 01:48

Once we see how long the next CR is slated to last, you can ask your PO for an updated timeframe. It not impossible for NCI to fund your application under the CR, but it could be your PO had assumed, given that the GOP controlled both houses of Congress, that the federal budget would be passed by December 8th (in which case NCI would have started making awards in earnest by late January).

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