NIH Salary Cap Increase

Friday, Apr 19, 2019

The National Institutes of Health released notice NOT-OD-19-099  on April 17, 2019 increasing the direct salary cap for individuals under NIH grant and cooperative agreement awards.  Effective January 6, 2019, the revised salary limitation for Executive Level II of the Federal Executive pay scale is $192,300.  

For awards issued in those years that were restricted to Executive Level II, including competing awards already issued in FY2019, if adequate funds are available in active awards, and if the salary cap increase is consistent with the institutional base salary, grantees may rebudget funds to accommodate the current Executive Level II salary level.  However, no additional funds will be provided to these grant awards.  

Our Rate Sheet and Institutional Information pages on this website have been updated to reflect the new amount.