Grantee Information

 The links below provide more details about the current federal budget and how it affects NCATS’ funding and grant award policies:

Funding Decisions & Award Policies

The decision to award a contract, grant application or cooperative agreement occurs after it has been recommended favorably by an initial scientific review group and by the NCATS Advisory Council, which provides a second level of review. Funding decisions are made according to the Center’s funding policy and based upon the following considerations:

  • Scientific and technical merit of the proposed project as determined by scientific peer review.
  • Availability of funds.
  • Relevance of the proposed project to program priorities in support of the NCATS mission.

 NCATS adheres to established NIH funding policies when making grant awards:

NIH Grants Policy Changes

NIH regularly issues updates to its grants policies. The links below provide more information: