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 2015 President's Budget for NIGMS, which is $6.983 million more than the FY 2014 level, for a total of $2,368.9 million.
Research Project Grants (+$24.466 million; total $1,404.118 million): In FY 2015, NIGMS will increase support of investigator-initiated research across the entire RPG portfolio. This includes research project grants from investigators within IDeA eligible states through the IDeA program.
Research Center Grants (-$25.398 million; total $426.057 million): In FY 2015 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 Award (IDeA) program components. However, large commitments in Collaborative Research Centers (Glue Grants) and the Protein Structure Initiative end in FY 2014. This programmatic shift bolsters the Institute's commitment to prioritizing investigator-initiated Research Project Grants.
Other Research Grants (+6.646 million; total $168.292 million): In FY 2015 NIGMS will begin Innovative Programs to Enhance Research Training (IPERT). This research training mechanism will be used to support creative and innovative training activities to enhance development of a workforce in order to meet the nation's biomedical, behavioral and clinical research needs.