salary cap, salary limitation

4.2.10 Salary Cap/Salary Limitation

None of the funds appropriated in the governing appropriation Act for NIH (the Act), shall be used to pay the salary of an individual through a grant or other extramural mechanism at a rate in excess of that prescribed in the Act. Applications and proposals with categorical direct cost Costs that can be identified specifically with a particular sponsored project, an instructional activity, or any other institutional activity, or that can be directly assigned to such activities relatively easily with a high degree of accuracy. budgets reflecting direct salaries of individuals in excess of the rate prescribed in the Act will be adjusted in accordance with the legislative salary limitation. Current and historical information on the applicable salary cap for each fiscal year is on the Salary Cap Summary page of the NIH Grants & Funding website.