Notice of Change to salary allowance for K00 awardees for NIH Blueprint Diversity Specialized Predoctoral to Postdoctoral Advancement in Neuroscience (D-SPAN) Award (F99/K00 Independent Clinical Trial Not Allowed)

Notice Number: NOT-NS-20-040

Key Dates
Release Date: March 9, 2020

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National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS)
National Eye Institute (NEI)
National Institute on Aging (NIA)
National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering (NIBIB)
Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD)
National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research (NIDCR)
National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA)
National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS)
National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH)
National Institute of Nursing Research (NINR)
National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health (NCCIH)

All applications to this funding opportunity announcement should fall within the mission of the Institutes/Centers. The following NIH Offices may co-fund applications assigned to those Institutes/Centers.

Office of Behavioral and Social Sciences Research (OBSSR)


The purpose of this notice is to inform the community that the NIH Blueprint is changing the funding allowance for F99/K00 applications to RFA-NS-19-011. This change will apply to new and continuing NIH Blueprint F99/K00 awards.

Currently, the NIH Blueprint provides up to $50,000 salary (plus fringe) during the K00 phase. Effective for new and continuing K00 awards made with FY 2020 funds ( ), the NIH Blueprint will increase the amount provided for salary to up to $58,000, with the following provisions unchanged: The salary must be consistent both with the established salary structure at the institution and with salaries actually provided by the institution from its own funds to other staff members of equivalent qualifications, rank, and responsibilities in the department concerned. If full-time, 12-month salaries are not currently paid to comparable staff members, the salary proposed must be appropriately related to the existing salary structure.


Please direct all inquiries to:

Michelle Jones-London, PhD
National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS)
Telephone: 301-451-7966