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 2013 President's Budget request for NIGMS, which is $48.354 million less than the FY 2012 Enacted level, for a total of $2,378.835 million.
Research Centers (-$54.764 million; total $433.403 million): In FY 2013, NIGMS will continue to maintain its center grant portfolio that comprises centers in systems biology, biomedical technology, structural biology, trauma and burn, as well as the Institutional Development Awards (IDeA) program. The Budget includes $225.438 million for IDeA in FY 2013, $50.519 million below the FY 2012 level, to focus the Institute’s resources on other research priorities.
Research and Development (R&D) Contracts (+$15.587 million; total $52.985 million): In FY 2013, NIGMS will continue to support the development of a state-of-the-art National Synchrotron Light Source-II (NSLS-II) at the Brookhaven National Laboratory. Synchrotron radiation is a critical tool for biomedical researchers and will support the research of investigators from at least 20 NIH institutes and centers. A portion of the R&D Contract budget will support the NIH Basic and Behavioral and Social Sciences Research Opportunity Network (OppNet).