Unprecedented numbers: Overall, CSR typically reviews 16,000 applications with the help of about 8,000 reviewers in each of the three main yearly review rounds. This round, CSR will rely on over 23,000 reviewers to assess about 36,000 applications.
Summary after the jump.
CSR received about 20,000 applications for new Challenge Grants, which will be funded by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act. This more than doubles the number of applications CSR typically reviews in a review round.
These are the numbers we're hearing bandied about but it is nice to get a semi-official confirmation.
NIH also has received about 1,600 applications for Competing Revisions for April deadlines.
These are the supplement applications, now termed competing revision.