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NIH to Fund Certain Grants at 90 Percent of Committed Level

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – The National Institutes of Health posted a notice on its website yesterday commenting on its funding under a continuing resolution signed by President Obama in late September.

The continuing resolution provides stopgap funding to keep the federal government running for six months at the 2012 level. It expires on March 27, 2013, and provides funding at the Fiscal Year 2012 level plus 0.6 percent.

The NIH said yesterday that until FY 2013 appropriations are enacted, it will issue non-competing research grant awards below the level indicated on the most recent Notice of Award — generally up to 90 percent of the previously committed level. NIH said that the decreases are consistent with previous practices during the continuing resolutions of FY 2006 – FY 2012.

It added that award levels could be adjusted upward after FY 2013 appropriations are enacted, though it "expects institutions to monitor their expenditures carefully during this period."

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