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Based on the enacted Omnibus appropriation, the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) has established the following funding policy.

New and Competing (Type 1 & 2)

New and competing grants will be funded at a 3% increase over FY 2008.

Non-competing Continuations (Type 5)

New Investigators

  • NIDA is committed to supporting first-time R01 investigators and Early Stage Investigators (by NIH definition). This means new investigator status will be considered in funding decisions and is one factor in funding grants beyond the normal payline. For the policy on New and Early Stage Investigators go to

Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Awards (NRSA)

NIH has established new increased stipend levels for fiscal year 2009 NRSA awards. For more information visit