NIH Salary Cap Increase
On January 13, 2023, the NIH released new guidance regarding the salary cap https://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/notice-files/NOT-OD-23-056.html announcing that the Office of Personnel Management released new salary levels for the Executive Pay Scale that became effective January 1, 2023. Grant applicants and contract offerors can use the new salary limitation for Executive Level II of $212,100 when preparing grant applications and contract proposals. The new salary cap applies to awards from the NIH, CDC, AHRQ, SAMHSA, and other DHHS organizations.
For awards issued in those years that were restricted to Executive Level II, including competing awards already issued in FY2023, if adequate funds are available in active awards, and if the salary cap increase is consistent with the institutional base salary, grantees may re-budget funds to accommodate the current Executive Level II salary cap.
For a historical record of the salary cap, including effective dates, see: https://grants.nih.gov/grants/policy/salcap_summary.htm.
Lauren Pite, Director of Grants & Contracts lauren.pite@UND.edu