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NIH Issues FY 2012 Fiscal Policy; NRSA Stipends Increase by Two Percent

January 27, 2012—The National Institutes of Health (NIH) on Jan. 20 issued its fiscal year (FY) 2012 “Fiscal Policy for Grant Awards.” According to the notice:

  • For Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Awards (NRSA), the NIH will implement a two percent increase at all stipend levels.  NIH also issued a separate notice on the stipend increase that detailed the stipend schedule and the limits for tuition, fees, health insurance, and training related expenses. The stipend levels also increased by 2 percent in FY 2011, following a 1 percent increase in both FY 2010 and FY 2009.
  • Non-competing awards will be issued without cost of living/inflationary adjustments in FY 2012; however, adjustments for special needs (such as equipment and added personnel) will continue to be accommodated.
  • The NIH will make efforts to keep the average size of awards constant at FY 2011 levels or lower.
  • Inflationary increases for future year commitments will be discontinued for all competing and non-competing research grant awards issued in FY 2012; however, adjustments for special needs (such as equipment and added personnel) will continue to be accommodated. FY 2012 awards that have already been issued will be revised to adjust the award level and future year commitments in accordance with these principles.
  • NIH will continue to support new investigators on R01 equivalent awards at success rates equivalent to that of established investigators submitting new (Type 1) R01-equivalent

Contact:

Jodi B. (Lubetsky) Yellin, PhD
Director, Science Policy
Telephone: 202-828-0485
Email: jyellin@aamc.org

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