Recent News and Updated Guidance:
As you may know, the Executive Level II salary previously set at $185,100 increased to $187,000 effective January 8, 2017. As in years past, MIT will utilize the new cap starting with the first pay period after notification, March 1, 2017. If you do adjust your salaries, please keep in mind:
- The associated EB and F&A charges will also increase relative to the increase salary costs.
- You should also review your cost sharing templates and make updates as needed.
As a reminder, the salary cap increase must beconsistent with the current salary in place and no additional funds will be provided.
Below are the notices which give more information. Please contact your Contract Administrator if you need more information.
- Interim Guidance on Salary Limitation for Grants and Cooperative Agreements: https://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/notice-files/NOT-OD-17-049.html
- Notice of Correction to Salary Limitation on NIH Grants, and Cooperative Agreements: https://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/notice-files/NOT-OD-16-059.html
March 2017: NIH issued Interim Guidance on the Salary Cap for Grants and Cooperative Agreements. The Executive Level II salary increased to $187,000 effective January 8, 2017. Institutions can rebudget, where appropriate, salaries at the Execute Level II level. No additional funds will be provided. NIH will issue additional guidance once the Department of Health and Human Services Appropriations for FY17 is enacted.
January 26, 2016: NIH has come out with new stipend levels for NRSA awards, please see notice NOT-OD-16-062 for details, https://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/notice-files/NOT-OD-16-062.html
January 22, 2016: NIH sent out a reminder of changes to the grant application polices and instructions for due dates on or after January 25, 2016, please see http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/notice-files/NOT-OD-16-058.html
Deadlines for submittal are 5:00 p.m. local time and can be found as follows. Largest NIH deadlines are usually for R01 and R21 new or resubmission deadlines:
For standard deadline dates the PA/RFA will state that “standard dates apply”:
Standard deadline dates are subject to the NIH rule that deadlines falling on FEDERAL holidays or weekends become due on the next business day. The table at the end of the deadline cycle list states the earliest possible start date for the chosen deadline cycle.
For special program (RFA’s) the specific deadline will be in the RFA text and is a hard and fast deadline.
NIH Forms & Applications:
NIH SF424 Electronic Proposal Submission Guidelines:
NIH Electronic Application FAQs
- OSP NIH R01/R21 Proposal Checklist [PDF] - Updated February 2018
- OSP NIH K99/R00 Proposal Checklist [PDF] - Updated February 2018
- NIH K-Series Proposal Preparation Guide - Updated January 2011
NIH DP1 and DP 2
- NIH Director’s Pioneer Award Program (DP1) Checklist [PDF] - Updated August 2017
- Google "NIH DP1" for current solicitations
- NIH Director’s New Innovator Award Program (DP2) Checklist [PDF] - Updated September 2017
- Google "NIH DP2" for current solicitations
NIH Training Grants
- NIH Training Grants User Guide [PDF] - Updated January 2018
- NIH Training Grants Checklist [PDF] - Updated September 2017
- NIH Training Grants Excel Tool [XLS] - Updated September 2017 with FY17 Rates
- NIH F-Series (NRSA) F31 F32 Proposal Preparation Guide [PDF] V.2 - Updated July 27, 2016
- NIH F-Series (NRSA) Proposal Preparation Checklist [PDF] - Updated August 2017
- NIH F-series F32 Postdocs ‘Additional Educational Information’ template [PDF] - Updated March 2015
Link: How to Find NIH PAs and RFAs
Link: NIH Grants Policy Statement
Link: NIH Public Access Policy for authors