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At the Extramural Nexus blog, NIH Office of Extramural Research Director Sally Rockey simplifies the concepts of "paylines, percentiles, and success rates" for grant applicants. Rockey says that "as budgets flatten and tighten," the blogosphere is buzzing with PIs wondering how NIH can "have a success rate of 20 percent but a payline at the seventh percentile?" she says.

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