NIH issued guidance for NIH Fiscal Operations for FY 2019 including the following new policies:
- FY 2019 Funding Levels – Non-competing continuation awards made in FY 2019 will generally be issued at the commitment level indicated on the Notice of Award.
- Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Awards (NRSA) – Increase of NRSA stipends by ~2% on average.
- Next Generation Researchers Initiative Policy – Prioritizing meritorious R01- equivalent applications from early stage investigator (ESI) principal investigators.
- Salary Limits – Salary limit is set at $189,600.
For additional guidance and details, see NOT-OD-19-031.