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Major Changes in Budget Request

FY 2009 Superfund Budget

Research Project Grants (RPGs) (-$.031 million; total $46.806 million): NIEHS will support a total of 40 RPG awards in FY 2009. Although the overall change in RPGs is small, noncompeting RPGs decrease by -6 awards and -$4.723 million, while competing RPGs increase by 7 awards and $4.694 million. The first Superfund Research Program (SRP) investigator-initiated awards, awarded in 2006, are expiring in 2008 and new investigator-initiated SRP awards will be made in 2009. The NIH Budget policy for RPGs in FY 2009 is to provide no inflationary increases in noncompeting awards and no increase in average cost for competing RPGs.

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