Last week, the National Institute of Health (NIH) issued a notice detailing how it will operate under the current Continuing Resolution (CR). Enacted on October 4, 2011, this CR will fund government operations through November 18 at the FY 2011 level minus 1.5 percent.

“Until FY 2012 appropriations are enacted, NIH will issue non-competing research grant awards at a level below that indicated on the most recent Notice of Award (generally up to 90% of the previously committed level),” the NIH statement reads. “Upward adjustments to awarded levels will be considered after our FY 2012 appropriations are enacted.”

The NIH notice encourages institutions to carefully monitor expenditures during the CR period.