Release Date: April 06, 2009
|National Institutes of Health (NIH)|
|Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ)|
|Health Resources Services Administration (HRSA)|
The stipend levels for Fiscal Year (FY) 2009 Kirschstein-NRSA awards for undergraduate, predoctoral and postdoctoral trainees and fellows are shown below. The Training Related Expenses for trainees and the Institutional Allowance for individual fellows for FY 2009 are also shown below.
It should be noted that the described budgetary changes are effective only for Kirschstein-NRSA awards made with FY 2009 funds. Retroactive adjustments or supplementation of stipends or other budgetary categories with Kirschstein-NRSA funds for an award made prior to October 1, 2008 is not permitted. Budgetary adjustments for training grant and fellowship awards, therefore, will be made only at the time of the FY 2009 award.
Stipends: Effective with all Kirschstein-NRSA awards made on or after October 1, 2008, the following annual stipend levels apply to all individuals receiving support through institutional research training grants or individual fellowships, including the Minority Access to Research Career (MARC) and Career Opportunities in Research (COR) programs. These awards are made under the authority of Section 487 of the Public Health Service Act (as amended).
|Stipend Levels for FY 2009|
|Undergraduates in the MARC and COR Programs|
|Years of Experience: 0||$37,368|
|Years of Experience: 1||$39,360|
|Years of Experience: 2||$42,204|
|Years of Experience: 3||$43,860|
|Years of Experience: 4||$45,504|
|Years of Experience: 5||$47,460|
|Years of Experience: 6||$49,344|
|Years of Experience: 7 or more||$54,552|
These stipend levels are to be used in the preparation of future competing and non-competing NRSA institutional training grant and individual fellowship applications. They will be administratively applied to all applications currently in the review process.
NRSA support is limited to 5 years for predoctoral trainees, and 3 years for postdoctoral fellows. The NIH provides eight levels of postdoctoral stipends to accommodate individuals who complete other forms of health-related training prior to accepting a Kirschstein-NRSA supported position. (The presence of eight discrete levels of experience, however, does not constitute an endorsement of extended periods of postdoctoral research training.)
It should be noted that 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.
Institutional Allowance and Training Related Expenses for Kirschstein-NRSA Recipients
The Training Related Expenses for each predoctoral and postdoctoral trainee as well as the Institutional Allowance for all predoctoral and postdoctoral fellows remains at the amounts shown below for all awards made with FY 2009 funds:
|Training Related Expenses on Institutional Training Grants|
|Institutional Allowance on Individual Fellows Sponsored by non-Federal Public & Private Institutions (Domestic & Foreign)|
|Institutional Allowance for Individual Fellows Sponsored by Federal and For-Profit Institutions|
Expenses allowed within these cost categories are described in the appropriate program announcements, which can be found here. These amounts will be applied to all competing and non-competing NRSA awards made with FY 2009 funds. These levels are to be used in the preparation of future competing and non-competing Kirschstein-NRSA institutional training grant and individual fellowship applications. They will be administratively applied to all applications now in the review process.
Questions concerning this notice or other policies relating to training grants or fellowships should be directed to the grants management office in the appropriate NIH Institute or Center.