University of California

Office of the President

 

Senior Vice President—

Business and Finance

Memo

Operating

Guidance

 

Research Administration Office

No. 05-02


March 30, 2005

 

CONTRACT AND GRANT OFFICERS (CAMPUS AND LAB)*
VICE CHANCELLORS--ADMINISTRATION



Subject: National Institutes of Health FY05 Salary Limitation and Stipend Levels

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) published its FY 2005 salary limitation for its grants, cooperative agreements, and contracts and stipend levels for FY05 Kirschstein-NRSA awards for undergraduate, predoctoral and postdoctoral trainees and fellows.

NIH, AHRQ, and SAMHSA FY05 Salary Caps:

The NIH, Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ), and Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) FY 2005 salary limits were published in the January 7, 2005 NIH Guide. [http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/notice-files/NOT-OD-05-024.html] The Notice also provides NIH guidance on implementing these salary limits.

For FY 2005, the Consolidated Appropriations Act, Public Law 108-447, which includes appropriations for the Department of Health and Human Services, continues to restrict the amount of direct salary of an individual under an NIH grant or cooperative agreement or research and development contract to Executive Level I of the Federal Executive Pay scale. The Executive Level I annual salary rate was $175,700 for the period January 1 through December 31, 2004. Effective January 1, 2005, the Executive Level I salary level increased to $180,100. According to the Consolidated Appropriations Act 2005, "None of the funds appropriated in this Act for the National Institutes of Health, the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, and the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration shall be used to pay the salary of an individual, through a grant or other extramural mechanism, at a rate in excess of Executive Level I" of the Federal Executive Pay Scale. This is the fifth year that the limitation has been linked to Executive Level I of the Federal Pay Scale.

Office of the President Research Administration Office guidance on how to implement and administer the NIH salary cap is set forth in Operating Guidance Memo 90-06, Supplement 4, dated February 17, 2000, http://www.ucop.edu/raohome/cgmemos/90-06S4.html and Supplement 5, dated January 22, 2001. http://www.ucop.edu/raohome/cgmemos/90-06S5.html

NIH, AHRQ and HRSA FY05 Stipend Levels:

The stipend levels for FY 2005 Kirschstein-NRSA awards for undergraduate, predoctoral and postdoctoral trainees and fellows were published in February 4, 2005 NIH Guide. [http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/notice-files/NOT-OD-05-032.html] The Training Related Expenses for trainees and the Institutional Allowance for individual fellows for FY 2005 are also published in this Notice along with guidance on their implementation. The stipend rates apply to Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ), Health Resources Services Administration (HRSA), as well as NIH Kirschstein-NRSA awards made on or after October 1, 2004 for all individuals receiving support through institutional research training grants or individual fellowships, including the Minority Access to Research Career (MARC) and Career Opportunities in Research (COR) programs.

 

Refer: Samuela A. Evans   Subject: 02, 07
(510) 987-9849   Organization: F-375
samuela.evans@ucop.edu    
     
    David F. Mears
    Director, Research Administration
     

 

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