More funding pattern data, this time from the NIAMS

June 15, 2012

That would be the National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases. Jeremy Berg alerted me to this new dataset depicting the number of applications funded versus their percentile ranks.

This figure is for all investigators, click the link to see the data divided by Experienced and New Investigators.

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  1. neuromusic Says:

    ugh! with these horrid graphs, you might think they were trying to obfuscate the data. or maybe they just haven’t read any Tufte.

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  2. drugmonkey Says:

    I wonder if they paid any grants past 22%ile.

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  3. becca Says:

    Don’t you kind of feel bad for the 5%er who wasn’t funded? Wonder what that was about?

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  4. Dave Says:

    Feel sorry for the poor sod who didn’t get funded at the 5th percentile. Wonder if this was based on the financial position of the PI. I guess we are to assume that they didn’t pay anything over the 22nd percentile.

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  5. Dave Says:

    Also looking at the data on the website, it looks as though the payline is a little “softer” for the experienced investigators.

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  6. Grumble Says:

    “Administrative review” could have prevented that 5th percentile grant from being funded. Maybe the human or animal subjects approval never came through

    Or the grant overlapped too much with a private foundation grant. I actually had this happen with a grant that did worse than 5% but better than 10%: it was clearly in the funding range, but I had submitted practically the same grant to a foundation, and they funded it before I even got the score for my NIH grant. So NIH said “ha, no,” despite the fundable score and enthusiastic program officers. I’m sure there is a grantsmanship lesson here, something like: never submit exactly the same damn thing to two funding agencies. However, if I’d submitted something different, the reviewers might not have liked it as much.

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  7. becca Says:

    Dave- my ‘just world’ hypothesis was that he wasn’t funded cause he was caught as a fraudster, and the news story hit between the grant review panel meeting and the actual funding. His nearest competitor was the guy at 22. But yeah. Not likely.

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  8. sr Says:

    Hi ,

    Where to find sample copies of RO1, R15 and R21 applications for other agencies such as NIAD has it on their blog?

    http://www.niaid.nih.gov/researchfunding/grant/pages/appsamples.aspx

    Thanks.

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