After discussing an application, members of the review group privately vote a numerical impact/priority score from 1 to 9, where 1 is best. The final overall impact score is determined by calculating the average of all the members’ impact scores, and multiplying the average by 10. Impact scores run from 10 to 90, where 10 is best. NLM uses the overall Impact Score as the primary basis for award decisions on all grant types, along with innovation and potential impact. For experienced investigators, applications with Impact scores 30 or better are the most likely to be funded. For Early Stage Investigators and New Investigators seeking their first R01 research grant, and for K award applicants, applications with Impact scores of 35 or better will be considered for funding. Fundable ranges may be set for other specific grant types at a later date. All grant awards are subject to the availability of funds. NLM continues to support new investigators on R01 equivalent grants at rates comparable to those of established investigators submitting new applications, per NIH policies outlined here and here. See also NLM FY 2017 Grants Funding Plan.