Posted: January 6, 2016
The NIH has announced that the salary cap for grant, cooperative agreement and contract awards remains tied to Federal Executive Level II. Effective Jan 10, 2016, Executive Level II will increase to $185,100, up from $183,300.
Investigators should begin using the 2016 cap of $185,100 immediately in preparing proposal budgets. However, in keeping with the practice we have used in the past, we will not begin charging NIH funded projects the new cap rate until July 1, 2016. The reason for this practice is to mitigate to some extent the impact on on-going awards where funds will have to be re-budgeted to cover the increased salary costs.
For additional information please contact your Sponsored Programs Officer.