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NRSA Stipend Levels and GSRA Max

NRSA Stipend Levels

Ruth L Kirchstein, NIH - By National Institutes of Health - Always There, Public Domain

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) announced that the Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award (NRSA) stipend levels will increase for fiscal year (FY) 2024  awards. The new Level 0 amount is $61,008. 

This Notice establishes stipend levels for FY24 Kirschstein-NRSA awards for undergraduate, predoctoral, and postdoctoral trainees and fellows, as shown in the tables. (NOT-OD-24-104.html)

In addition to higher stipend levels, training-related expenses and institutional allowances will increase by $200. Childcare stipends will increase by $500 to $3,000.Tuition and Fees for all educational levels remain unchanged from last year.

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Ruth L Kirchstein, NIH - By National Institutes of Health - Always There, Public Domain 

Tracking GSRA/GSI/GSSA Compensation

Diverse GSRA, postdoc researchers on podiums sharing research equipmentThis section provides guidance to the U-M research community on NIH requirements related to compensation levels for Graduate Student Research Assistants (GSRAs) working on NIH research grants.

NIH caps the allowable compensation level for GSRAs so that it does not exceed that of a first-year Post Doc. NIH defines GSRA compensation as salary or wages, fringe benefits, and tuition remission. See NIH's notice on Graduate Student Compensation from Dec 10, 2001 (NOT-OD-02-017).

Maximum Allowable Charges

At U-M, the maximum GSRA compensation rate is determined at the school/college level. In addition to our GSRA Cost Estimates page, you can reference the rates from other schools and colleges here. This is useful to those who reconcile statements and sign off on Final Financial Reports (FFRs).


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