Release Date:  July 26, 1999

National Institute of Child Health and Human Development

The National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD) announces
a modification in allowable costs for Mentored Research Scientist Development
Awards (K01), Independent Scientist Awards (K02), and Mentored Clinical
Scientist Development Awards (K08) supported by the Institute.  This notice
amends the NICHD supplemental guidelines for these awards published in the NIH
GUIDE, Volume 24, Number 40, November 24,1995 (K02; K08) and Volume 25, Number
1, January 26, 1996 (K01), and available on the Internet at:,,


o  Allowable costs for NICHD K01, K02, and K08 awards

Salary - Individual compensation is based on the institution’s salary scale
for individuals at an equivalent experience level.  Funding from this award
for salary may be provided up to a maximum of $75,000 per year plus
commensurate fringe benefits for a full-time employee with at least 75 percent
effort devoted to the research program.  NIH policy permits supplementation 
of salary from non-Federal sources.  

o  Additional allowable costs for NICHD K01 and K08 awards

Research and Development Support - A maximum of $25,000 per year may be
requested for research costs such as technical personnel, telecommunications,
supplies, small items of equipment, candidate travel, publication costs, and
tuition for necessary courses. 

Facilities and Administrative costs will continue to be paid at eight percent
for all career development awards.  All other requirements previously
announced remain in effect.

These modifications, representing an increase in the maximum funding level for
the specified NICHD career development awards, become effective with Type 1
grants funded in FY 1999.


For information regarding these or other aspects of NICHD career development
support, contact:

Dr. Steven Klein
Developmental Biology, Genetics and Teratology Branch
Center for Research for Mothers and Children
6100 Executive Boulevard, MSC 7510
Bethesda, MD  20892-7510
Telephone:  301/496-5541
FAX:  301/480-0303

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