Major changes by budget mechanism and/or budget activity detail are briefly described below. Note that there may be overlap between budget mechanism and activity detail and these highlights will not sum to the total change for the FY 2010 budget request for NIGMS, which is $25.876 million more than the FY 2009 estimate, for a total of $2,023.677 million.
Research Project Grants (+$17.184 million; total $1,373.172 million): NIGMS will support a total of 3,755 Research Project Grant (RPG) awards in FY 2010. Noncompeting RPGs will decrease by 55 awards. Competing RPGs will increase by 6 awards and $8.531 million. The NIH budget policy for RPGs in FY 2010 is to provide for a 2% inflationary increase in noncompeting awards and a 2% increase in average cost for competing RPGs.