RFA Ticker, 1/30/17


At long last, the promised RFAs are here. Last week NIH published the RFA for the Collaborative Research Centers and the Data Management and Coordinating Center.

Unfortunately, my mother-in-law passed away last week. Between that and other sources of upheaval, I have not even been able to read the text of these RFAs. I hope to publish an analysis some time after the NIH telebriefing on February 1 at 3pm Eastern. I am sorry, but basically all my spoons are on fire.

To make it up to you, when I do publish my analysis, I will give away a PRIZE to one of you so stay tuned. If you haven’t already, sign up in the right hand nav bar to receive my blog posts by email when they are published.

Here are the current cumulative RFA numbers:

FY 2017 FY 2016
RFAs Issued 127 352
Dollars Committed $740,557,563 $2,840,680,617

And here is the table for FY 2017 alone:

Week Beginning RFAs Issued Total Commitment RFAs for ME/CFS
1/23/17 4 $14,250,000 TWO
1/16/17 2 $45,600,000 Zero
1/9/17 0 0 Zero
1/2/17 1 $43,000,000 Zero
12/26/16 0 0 Zero
12/19/16 2 $10,000,000 Zero
12/12/16 28 $125,950,000 Zero
12/5/16 14 $114,800,000 Zero
11/28/16 10 $47,660,000 Zero
11/21/16 6 $42,780,000 Zero
11/14/16 6 $44,350,000 Zero
11/7/16 10 $25,490,563 Zero
10/31/16 4 $26,550,000 Zero
10/24/16 10 $53,400,000 Zero
10/17/16 17 $94,890,000 Zero
10/10/16 1 $28,750,00 Zero
10/3/16 9 $23,087,00 Zero

If you want more background on the RFA Ticker, read the inaugural post.

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12 Responses to RFA Ticker, 1/30/17

  1. Joe Landson says:

    I hope the snowfall puts out your spoon fire.

  2. Anonymous says:

    Above all else, please take care of yourself!

  3. Chris Heppner says:

    Many thanks for keeping us up-to-date–as always. Now take care of yourself and yours, and give yourself proper credit for having helped so much for making this finally happen.

  4. Nita Thatcher says:

    Thank you for all you do, we appreciate your blogs and value your insight, however, please know we value your health and well being more than anything else. Take care!

  5. Dear Jennie,

    Please accept my condolences at this difficult time for your family.

    We lost my mother-in-law in Jan. 2014, and it feels like yesterday.

    The rest can wait. Take care of yourself.


  6. Rivka says:

    Sending much love to you and your family.


  7. Kathy D. says:

    So sorry to hear about your family’s loss. More important than ever to take care of yourself. As much as we are glued to this website to read your analysis of the data and developments, frankly, we can wait as you take care of your own health and other needs.

    Your hard work and your RFA tables are much appreciated.

  8. Kellie Nicholson says:

    No apologies or prizes are necessary. You and your hard work are a gift. Please take care of yourself.

  9. Cindy Shepler says:

    My heartfelt condolences to you and your family on the passing of your mother-in-law, Jennie. Thinking of you all at this time. Please take care of yourself.

  10. Pat Radcliff says:

    So sorry for your family’s loss. All your hard work is so much appreciated, but your health comes first. Please take care or yourself!

  11. Cheryl says:

    Condolences to you and your family, Jenny. Take the time you need, and take care of yourself!

  12. Jane Pannell says:

    I am so sorry for your loss, Jenny. Please take extra special good care of yourself, and know we are all grateful for everything you do.

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