|Impact/Priority Score||The impact/priority score is the rating which is assigned to an individual application by a SRG, and designates the reviewers' assessment of the likelihood for the project to exert a sustained, powerful influence on the research field(s) involved, in consideration of established review criteria. The impact/priority score is one mechanism by which the SRG makes a recommendation to the funding component concerning the application's scientific and technical merit. Impact/priority scores may be numeric (10 – 90) or alphabetical (ND, for example).
|Initiative||A request for applications (RFA), request for proposals (RFP), or program announcement (PA) stating the Institute or Center's interest in receiving research applications in a given area because of a programmatic need or scientific opportunity. RFAs and RFPs generally have monies set aside to fund the applications responding to them; program announcements generally do not.
|Institutes and Centers (IC)||The NIH organizational component responsible for a particular grant program or set of activities.
CLC, Clinical Center - CL
CSR, Center for Scientific Review - RG
FIC, John E. Fogarty International Center - TW
NCCAM, National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine - AT
NCI, National Cancer Institute - CA
NCMHD, National Center on Minority Health and Health Disparities - MD
NCRR, National Center for Research Resources - RR
NEI, National Eye Institute - EY
NHGRI, National Human Genome Research Institute - HG
NHLBI, National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute - HL
NIA, National Institute on Aging - AG
NIAAA, National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism - AA
NIAID, National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases - AI
NIAMS, National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases - AR
NIBIB, National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering - EB
NICHD, National Institute of Child Health and Human Development - HD
NIDA, National Institute on Drug Abuse - DA
NIDCD, National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders - DC
NIDCR, National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research - DE
NIDDK, National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases - DK
NIEHS, National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences - ES
NIGMS, National Institute of General Medical Sciences - GM
NIMH, National Institute of Mental Health - MH
NINDS, National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke - NS
NINR, National Institute of Nursing Research - NR
NLM, National Library of Medicine - LM
OD, Office of the Director - OD
|Integrated Review Group (IRG) Cluster
||A collection of Scientific Review Groups that are united loosely by a common theme.
|Integrated Review Group
||A cluster of study sections responsible for the review of grant applications in scientifically related areas. These study sections share common intellectual and human resources.
|Intramural research||Research conducted by, or in support of, employees of the NIH.
|Investigator-initiated research||Research funded as a result of an investigator, on his or her own, submitting a research application. Also known as unsolicited research. Unsolicited applications are reviewed by chartered CSR review committees.
||Codes identifying the IRG recommendations. 1=scored; 2=NRFC; 3=deferred; 4=no recommendation; 5=competitive (unscored triage review) warrants further review; 6=non-competitive (unscored triage review) not likely to be considered for funding.