Recovery Act Research and Capital Improvement Funding at the National Institutes of Health (NIH)
The Recovery Act provides a total of $10.4 billion for medical research, all available for two years—through September 2010. Below is a summary:
- $7.4 billion is available to the NIH Institutes and Centers
- $800 million will support several programs, including the Challenge Grants, a program designed to focus on health and science problems where progress can be expected in two years. This funding is administered by the NIH Office of the Director.
- The remainder of funds will support additional scientific research-related activities that also align with the overall purposes of the Act.
Construction, Maintenance, Alterations, and Equipment: $2.2 billion
- $1 billion is available to the National Center for Research Resources (NCRR) in support of all NIH funded research institutions’ construction, repairs and alterations
- $300 million is set aside for shared instrumentation and other capital equipment
- $500 million goes for NIH buildings and facilities maintenace and management, especially priority repair, construction and improvement projects
- $400 million for Comparative Effectiveness Research (CER)
NIH Recovery Act Grant Implementation Information
NIH Recovery Act Implentation Plans:
NIH Recovery Act Award Information: