FY2021 NIH/AHRQ/HRSA NRSA Stipends, Tuition/Fees and Other Budgetary Levels Released

Official Notice: https://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/notice-files/NOT-OD-21-049.html

NIH, AHRQ, and HRSA released the stipend levels for fiscal year (FY) 2021 (October 1, 2020 – September 30th, 2021) for the Kirschstein-NRSA awards for predoctoral, and postdoctoral trainees and fellows. The link above includes all of the details. You can use these new stipend and expense levels in your proposals and progress reports, effective immediately.

To note, the predoctoral stipend increased to $25,836 (FY21), up from $25,320 (FY20). However, the Training Related Expenses and Institutional Allowances for predoctoral trainees and fellows remain unchanged.

The zero level postdoctoral stipend increased to $53,760 (FY21), up from $52,704 (FY20). The Training Related Expenses and the Institutional Allowance for postdoctoral trainees and fellows remain unchanged.

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 amounts for tuition and fees remains unchanged.

Per the notice, “Retroactive adjustments or supplementation of stipends or other budgetary categories with Kirschstein-NRSA funds for an award made prior to October 1, 2020 are not permitted.”

Feel free to contact your SPA Project Officer if you have any questions.

January 28, 2021