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NRSA Stipend Levels Released

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

The National Institutes for Health (NIH) announced that the Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award (NRSA) Stipend Levels stipend rates will increase for FY23 awards. The new Level 0 amount is $54,840. 

This Notice establishes stipend levels for fiscal year (FY) 2022 Kirschstein-NRSA awards for undergraduate, predoctoral, and postdoctoral trainees and fellows, as shown in the tables. Please contact with any questions. 

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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).

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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