NATIONAL RESEARCH SERVICE AWARD (NRSA) STIPEND INCREASE AND OTHER BUDGETARY 
CHANGES EFFECTIVE FOR FISCAL YEAR 2002

Release Date:  January 22, 2002

NOTICE:  NOT-OD-02-028

National Institutes of Health
Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality
Health Resources Services Administration

The budgetary changes described below for Fiscal Year 2002 NRSA awards affect 
the stipend levels for predoctoral and postdoctoral trainees and fellows.  In 
addition, the Training Related Expenses for trainees and the Institutional 
Allowance for individual fellows are being increased.

IT SHOULD BE NOTED THAT THE DESCRIBED BUDGETARY CHANGES ARE EFFECTIVE ONLY FOR 
NRSA AWARDS MADE WITH FY 2002 FUNDS.  Retroactive adjustments or supplementation 
of stipends or other budgetary categories with NRSA funds for an award made 
prior to October 1, 2001 is not permitted.  Budgetary adjustments for training 
grant and fellowship awards, therefore, will be made only at the time of the FY 
2002 award.  Adjustments of stipends and other benefits for trainees will be 
made only at the time of appointment or reappointment to training grants made 
with FY 2002 funds.

STIPENDS:  Effective with all NRSA awards made on or after October 1, 2001, the 
following annual stipend levels apply to 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.  These awards are made under the authority of 
Section 487 of the Public Health Service Act.

The stipend levels are as follows:

Career Level                                    Stipend for FY 2002

Undergraduates in the MARC and COR Programs
    Freshmen/Sophomores                             	$  7,296
    Juniors/Seniors                                  	$ 10,224

Predoctoral                                          	$ 18,156

Postdoctoral
    Years of Experience
            0                                       	$ 31,092
            1                                        	$ 32,820
            2                                        	$ 38,712
            3                                        	$ 40,692
            4                                        	$ 42,648
            5                                        	$ 44,616
            6                                       	$ 46,584
            7 or more                                	$ 48,852

Competing and non-competing awards issued on or after October 1, 2001, which 
used the FY2001 stipend schedule, will be revised by the NIH awarding component 
to reflect the new stipend levels.  The new stipend levels are to be used in the 
preparation of future competing and non-competing NRSA institutional training 
grant and individual fellowship applications.  They will be administratively 
applied to all applications now in the review process.

INSTITUTIONAL ALLOWANCE AND TRAINING RELATED EXPENSES FOR NRSA RECIPIENTS:

The Training Related Expenses for each predoctoral and postdoctoral trainee as 
well as the Institutional Allowance for all predoctoral and postdoctoral fellows 
will be increased to the amounts shown below for all awards made with FY 
2002 funds:

Training Related Expenses on Institutional Training Grants

Predoctoral Trainees:           $2,200
Postdoctoral Trainees:          $3,850

Institutional Allowance on Individual Fellows Sponsored by non-Federal Public 
& Private Institutions (Domestic & Foreign)

Predoctoral Fellows:            $2,750
Postdoctoral Fellows:           $5,500

Institutional Allowance for Individual Fellows Sponsored by Federal and 
For-Profit Institutions

Predoctoral Fellows:            $1,650
Postdoctoral Fellows:           $4,400

Expenses allowed within these cost categories are described in the appropriate 
program announcements, which can be found at 
http://grants.nih.gov/training/nrsa.htm.  These amounts will be applied to all 
competing and non-competing NRSA awards made with FY 2002 funds.  Competing and 
non-competing awards issued on or after October 1, 2001, which used the FY2001 
levels will be revised by the NIH awarding component to reflect the new levels.  
These new levels are to be used in the preparation of future competing and 
non-competing NRSA institutional training grant and individual fellowship 
applications.  They will be administratively applied to all applications now in 
the review process.

INQUIRIES

Questions concerning this notice or other policies relating to training grants 
or fellowships should be directed to the grants management office in the 
appropriate NIH Institute or Center.

Walter T. Schaffer, Ph.D.
Research Training Officer
National Institutes of Health
6701 Rockledge Drive, Room 6184
Bethesda, Maryland  20892-7911
Phone:  (301) 435-2687
FAX:  (301) 480-0146
Email:  ws11q@nih.gov


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