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FY 2015 NIH Salary Cap and Stipend Levels released

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Updated information about the FY 2015 NIH salary limitation and stipend levels is now available…

Remember to incorporate these current levels in your grant proposal budgets.  Keep in mind that even though we often refer to the salary limitation and stipends as the “NIH levels”, other federal and non-federal funders use this information in their guidelines for drafting grant proposal budgets .  cropped-cropped-toolkit-24157707-copy.jpg

For FY 2015, the Consolidated and Further Continuing Appropriations Act, 2015 (Public Law 113-235), signed into law on December 16, 2014, restricts the amount of direct salary to Executive Level II of the Federal Executive pay scale. The Executive Level II salary is currently set at $181,500, increasing to $183,300 effective January 11, 2015.  See the complete Notice of Salary Limitations.

The stipend levels for fiscal year (FY) 2015 Kirschstein-NRSA awards for undergraduate, predoctoral, and postdoctoral trainees and fellows, are shown in the tables below.  See the complete Notice of NRSA Stipends, Tuition/Fees, and Other Budgetary Levels for FY 2015.

FY2015 Stipend Levels



Author: Jeanine Jesberg

Jeanine Jesberg is a grants consultant, Certified Research Administrator (CRA), and licensed clinical speech-language pathologist (CCC-SLP) specializing in work with academic institutions and non-profit organizations. Her multi-faceted career includes several positions, including Program Director, Director of Research Operations, and Executive Director, at the University of Chicago as well as Manager of Research Administration at Northwestern University with knowledge that spans strategic planning, conference planning, program management, budget development, research operations, and research administration. She also has over 15 years of experience as a speech-language pathologist in the roles of clinician, Clinical Instructor, Lecturer, private practice Founder/CEO, and speaker. Jeanine currently lives and works in Chicago, IL.

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