May 1, 2023
NIH provides stipends to NRSA fellows and trainees as a subsistence allowance to help defray living expenses during the research training experience. NIH does not provide stipends as a condition of employment with either the Federal government or the sponsoring institution.
February 9, 2023
Now that the 2023 fiscal year is in full swing, here are the latest fiscal policies, stipends, and other budgetary levels in effect.
July 20, 2022
If you receive support through an institutional research training grant or individual fellowship, you may have wondered how the initial NRSA stipend level is determined for postdoctoral trainees and fellows, or when to expect your payments to increase if NIH announces an increase during your appointment. Find the answers to these questions and more in our new Stipend/Salary FAQs.
February 2, 2021
NIH issued guidance for NIH Fiscal Operations for FY 2021 including the following policies on FY 2021 funding levels, NRSA stipends, Next Generation Researchers Initiative, and salary limits.
February 14, 2020
Looking for the latest on Kirschstein National Research Service Award (NRSA) stipend levels, tuition/fees, and training related expenses? Check out NOT-OD-20-070 for full details.
December 16, 2016
Yesterday, NIH published a guide notice establishing stipend levels for postdoctoral trainees and fellows supported by Kirschstein-NRSA awards in fiscal year (FY) 2017. The 2017 increase of NRSA postdoctoral stipend levels reflects ….
November 23, 2016
We’d like to call your attention to a recently released NIH Guide notice that provides awardees with additional guidance related to the increases in postdoctoral NRSA stipends for postdoctoral researchers with 0,1 and 2 years of experience that go into effect December 1, 2016. As you may recall from earlier blog posts, under the Department of Labor’s revisions to the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), as of December 1, 2016, US salaried, full-time professional workers will be entitled to overtime pay if they are paid below the new FLSA defined threshold. As described in an op-ed by NIH Director Francis Collins and Department of Labor Director Thomas Perez, “Fair Pay for Postdocs: Why We Support New Federal Overtime Rules,” NIH will increase postdoctoral NRSA stipends to start at levels above the new FLSA threshold, recognizing the contributions that postdoctoral researchers make to the NIH mission and that postdoctoral research activities – like most biomedical research careers – often exceed forty hours a week and do not neatly fall into hourly shifts. …..
May 18, 2016
The Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) is the law that contains overtime pay provisions for employees across the United States, entitling all US workers to overtime pay unless they are exempted because they are paid on fixed, preset salaries; are engaged in executive, administrative, or professional duties; and are paid at least $23,660 per year. Today, a historic change to this act has occurred – under the new rule, the overtime pay threshold will be increased to $47,476, effective December 1, 2016. ….