Establishing NINDS' Research Priorities
Each NIH Institute and Center (IC) has a different approach when priority setting and making funding decisions. Some ICs use their strategic planning activities to establish scientific areas of interest and actively build a portfolio based on these areas. Others are directed by Congress and other external stakeholders to fund specific research areas or disorders. Some others rely heavily on the output from peer review and fund applications largely in score order. The reality is most ICs use a combination of these approaches to determine which grant applications to fund. Review Strategic Plans covering sevearal areas within the NINDS mission as well as principles that drive NINDS' funding priorities below.
Principles that Drive NINDS' Funding Priorities