Increases in NIH Stipend Levels

As part of a flurry of information dissemination, NIH recently announced the new stipend levels for Fiscal Year (FY) 2012 NRSA awards.

Remaining unchanged are Tuition and Fees, Training Related Expenses for trainees, and the Institutional Allowance for individual fellows. All other stipends, however, have seen increases, and the full breakdown of changes can be viewed on the NIH website.

Please note that FY12 awards issued using FY11 stipend levels will be revised to increase the stipend category to the FY12 level. Also, for institutional training grants already awarded in FY 2012, if trainees were appointed to the FY12 budget period using FY11 stipend levels, the grantee institution must amend those appointments to reflect the amended FY12 stipend level once the revised award is received.  All amended appointments must be submitted through xTrain in the eRA Commons.

The new stipend levels have been updated in COEUS, and, as always, please contact your friendly grants associate with any questions or concerns.