FY19 NIH NRSA Stipends, Tuition/Fees and Other Budgetary Levels Released

Official NIH Notice: https://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/notice-files/NOT-OD-19-036.html

NIH just released the stipend levels for fiscal year (FY) 2019 (October 1, 2018 – September 30th, 2019) Kirschstein-NRSA awards for predoctoral, and postdoctoral trainees and fellows. The link above includes all of the details. I know many of you preparing training grants and fellowship applications right now. You can use these new stipend and expense levels in your proposals and progress reports, effective immediately.

To note, the predoctoral stipend increased to $24,816 (FY19), up from $24,324 (FY18). However, the Training Related Expenses and Institutional Allowances for predoctoral trainees and fellows remain unchanged.

The zero level postdoctoral stipend increased to $50,004 (FY19), up from $48,432 (FY18). The Training Related Expenses and the Institutional Allowance for postdoctoral trainees and fellows have increased to $10,850 (FY19), up from $9,850 (FY18).

As a reminder: the maximum amount that NIH will award to support the compensation package for a graduate student research assistant remains at the zero level postdoctoral stipend, as described in NOT-OD-02-017.

The amount NIH will award tuition and fees remains unchanged.

And very important, “Retroactive adjustments or supplementation of stipends or other budgetary categories with Kirschstein-NRSA funds for an award made prior to October 1, 2018 are not permitted.”

Please let your SPA Project Officer know, if you have any questions.

Stephanie F. Scott, MS, CRA
November 27, 2018