FY 2020 Fiscal Policies for Grant Awards: Funding Levels, Salary Limits, and Stipend Levels


NIH issued guidance for NIH Fiscal Operations for FY 2020 including the following policies:

  • FY 2020 Funding Levels – Non-competing continuation awards made in FY 2020 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 approximately 2 percent for predocs and 4-5 percent on average for postdocs.
  • Next Generation Researchers Initiative Policy – Prioritizing meritorious R01- equivalent applications from early stage investigator (ESI) principal investigators.
  • Salary Limits – Salary limit is set at $197,300.

For additional guidance and details, see NOT-OD-20-068.

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