NIH Moves Towards Electronic Payments to Foreign Institutions

August 31, 2012

Starting on October 1, 2012, NIH will begin to transition payments for all foreign grantee institutions to the Payment Management System (PMS) using B subaccounts.  This new policy affects the procedure for carrying over an unobligated balance into FY2013. In order to carryover an unobligated, foreign grantees will need to follow the procedure outlined in … Continue reading “NIH Moves Towards Electronic Payments to Foreign Institutions”

Where May NRSA Applicants Include Letters of Support?

August 29, 2012

NRSA applicants may attach Letters of Support to section 4.4 Other Project Information Component under #12. Other Attachments, part B. Additional Attachments, 1. Collaborators and Dissertation Advisors(s). This information is found on   of the SF424 (R&R) Individual Fellowship Application Guide for NIH and AHRQ (p. I-65).

Do More Applications Mean More Awards?

August 29, 2012

In an earlier post we examined the number of competing applications for investigator-initiated research project grants (RPGs) over time and found that, in the past decade or so, most of the increase in submitted applications is due to more applicants rather than more applications per investigator.

NIH Fiscal Policy FAQs Now Available

August 24, 2012

NIH added a new set of Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs), NIH Fiscal Policy, to address applicant budget submissions under the Fiscal Policy announced in NIH Guide Notice NOT-OD-12-036 regarding cost-of-living/inflationary increases in awards, and related issues.

What Is the Current Salary Cap?

August 23, 2012

The current salary cap is $179,700 (Executive Level II), effective for awards issued 12/23/11 or later.     If an individual’s institutional-based salary exceeds the cap, the grantee may not charge more than the limit in effect at the time of the initial issue date (see FAQs for more details).   Grantee organizations may provide additional salary–just not with … Continue reading “What Is the Current Salary Cap?”