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March 21, 2017

NIH: Continuing Resolutions and Interim Guidance on Salary Cap

Current NIH notices that may impact your grants.

Continuing Resolutions

NOT 17-048

NIH is operating under a Continuing Resolution through April 28, 2017. This CR continues government operations at 99.8099 percent of FY 2016 level.

NIH states it will issue non-competing research grant awards at a level below that indicated on most recent Notice of Award (generally up to 90% of the previously committed level). Upward adjustments to awarded levels will be considered after FY 2017 appropriations.

Interim Salary Cap Guidance


The Executive Level II salary limitation was increased from $185,100 to $187,000, effective January 8, 2017. Grantees may rebudget to accommodate the current ELII salary level.

The notice does not indicate whether new proposals should use $185,100 or $187,000.  As discussed at last month’s MRAM, it is highly recommended that full IBS be used to calculate the requested salary amount.

Postdoctoral stipend levels and tuition/fees for FY 2017 are described in NOT-OD-17-003.

Until further notice, undergraduate and predoctoral stipends and tuition/fees will remain at the levels announced in NOT-OD-16-062.