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NIH Updates FY18 Stipend Levels for Trainees

May 10, 2018

National Institutes of Health (NIH)New stipend levels for Kirschstein National Research Service Award (NRSA) awards for undergraduate, predoctoral, and postdoctoral trainees and fellows.

NIH released a notice yesterday, NOT-OD-18-175, providing updated stipend levels for trainees. This Notice supersedes NOT-OD-17-084 and NOT-OD-17-003 and establishes stipend levels for fiscal year (FY) 2018 Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award (NRSA) awards for undergraduate, predoctoral, and postdoctoral trainees and fellows.


For those of you who are currently routing, or planning to route, a training grant you may update to the new levels. First, be sure to consult with your school/college/institute for their specific requirements.
 

Additional Notes from ORSP

  • All the NRSA-funded awards made since 10/1/17 will be adjusted to increase the funding to match the new levels for stipend and Institutional Allowance.
  • Anything currently pending or about to be submitted will be awarded with the correct/new amount of stipends and Institutional Allowance if it is funded.

Freshmen/Sophomores and Juniors/Seniors: 

Career Level

Stipend for FY 2018

Monthly Stipend

Freshmen/Sophomores

$9,168

$764

Juniors/Seniors

$12,840

$1,070

Predoctoral Trainees and Fellows: 

Career Level

Years of Experience

Stipend for FY 2018

Monthly Stipend

Predoctoral

All

$24,324

$2,027

Postdoctoral Trainees and Fellows: 

  Career Level

  Years of Experience

 Stipend for FY 2018

 Monthly Stipend

  Postdoctoral

    0

  $48,432

  $4,036

 

    1

  $48,804

  $4,067

 

    2

  $49,188

  $4,099

 

    3

  $51,324

  $4,277

 

    4

  $53,184

  $4,432

 

    5

  $55,308

  $4,609

 

    6

  $57,528

  $4,794

 

    7 or More

  $59,736

  $4,978

Read the Notice for further details NOT-OD-18-175.

 


Questions?

For questions, please contact your department research administrator or the ORSP Project Representative you are working with on your project.