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    NIH Updates Data Book for FY2013: Fewer Research Applications, Lower Success Rates

    Date: January 30, 2014

    Read the latest blog post from Dr. Sally Rockey, National Institutes of Health (NIH) Deputy Director for Extramural Research – “FY2013 by the Numbers: Research Applications, Funding, and Awards.” Rockey announces that the NIH Data Book has been updated with statistics of FY2013 grant funding and that application success rates are at a historic low. Rockey indicates that the lower success rates and other lower numbers are likely due to budget cuts resulting from sequestration.  She also notes that the number of incoming applications has declined slightly and may become a new trend, but this cannot be explained by sequestration. Regardless, Rockey is optimistic that the budget situation will improve in FY2014 and that the number of awards will be restored to a level above the FY2013 level. Take a look at the numbers and read more on the NIH website.