FY 2019 Fiscal Policies for Grant Awards: Funding Levels, Salary Limits, and Stipend Levels

NIH issued guidance NOT_OD_19-031 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