Susan Peschin, chair of FONIA, offered testimony before the House Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education on March 28, 2014, calling for an additional $500 million to be added to the National Institutes of Health (NIH) Fiscal Year 2015 budget to support aging research. You can access her testimony below.
Updated Funding Policy Expands Research Opportunities
NIA has posted new funding policies for FY 2011 for
established, new, and early-stage investigators. Research grant applications requesting less than $500,000 in direct costs will be paid through the 11th percentile, and RPGs seeking $500,000 or more will be paid through the 8th percentile. NIA retains its commitment to early-stage and other new investigators, for whom funding lines will be extended 5 and 3 percentage points, respectively.
The funding policy appears at:
For questions, please contact Tamara Jones, Ph.D., NIA
Senior Policy Advisor, at: 301-451-8835 301-451-8835
Following the meeting with Dr. Hodes, the members of the Friends of NIA who were present, decided to support the following request for NIA in Fiscal Year 2012:
Support the President’s 2012 request for NIH as a floor and the Ad Hoc Group for Medical Research recommendation($35 billion) as a ceiling. Within the requested increase for NIH, the Friends of NIA ask that NIA receive $1.4 billion in FY 2012–a recommendation echoed by the Leadership Conference on Aging, reflecting the Institute’s needs and current scientific research opportunities.