Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award (NRSA) Stipend and Other Budgetary Levels Effective for Fiscal Year 2007

Notice Number: NOT-OD-07-052

Key Dates
Release Date:  February 22, 2007

Issued by
National Institutes of Health (NIH), (http://www.nih.gov/)
Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ), (http://www.ahrq.gov/)
Health Resources Services Administration (HRSA), (http://www.hrsa.gov/)

Update: The following update relating to this announcement has been issued:

The stipend levels for Fiscal Year (FY) 2007 Kirschstein-NRSA awards for undergraduate, predoctoral and postdoctoral trainees and fellows remain the same as in FY 2006, as shown in the table below.  The new Training Related Expenses for trainees and the Institutional Allowance for individual fellows for FY 2007 (previously announced in NOT-OD-06-093) are also summarized below.

The budgetary categories described in this Notice are effective only for Kirschstein-NRSA awards made with FY 2007 funds.  Retroactive adjustments or supplementation of stipends or other budgetary categories with Kirschstein-NRSA funds for an award made prior to October 1, 2006 are not permitted.

STIPENDS: Effective with all Kirschstein-NRSA awards made on or after October 1, 2006, 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, as amended.

The stipend levels are as follows:

 

Career Level

 

Stipend for FY 2007

 

 

 

Undergraduates in the MARC and COR Programs:

Freshmen/Sophomores

$7,812

Juniors/Seniors

$10,956

 

 

 

Predoctoral

 

$20,772

 

 

 

Postdoctoral

Years of Experience:

 

0

$36,996

 

1

$38,976

 

2

$41,796

 

3

$43,428

 

4

$45,048

 

5

$46,992

 

6

$48,852

 

7 or more

$51,036

These 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 currently in the review process.

The NIH encourages institutions to limit the duration of graduate and postdoctoral training to the extent possible.  In most cases, graduate and postdoctoral research training from any source should not exceed 6 years and 5 years, respectively.  The NIH retains eight levels of postdoctoral stipends to accommodate individuals who complete other forms of health-related training prior to accepting a Kirschstein-NRSA supported position.  The presence of eight discrete levels of experience should not be construed as an endorsement of extended periods of postdoctoral research training.

It should be noted that the maximum amount that NIH will award to support the compensation package for a graduate student research assistant remains at the zero level postdoctoral stipend, as described in NOT-OD-02-017

Training Related Expenses and Institutional Allowances for Kirschstein-NRSA Recipients

The Training Related Expenses and Institutional Allowances for predoctoral and postdoctoral trainees and fellows will be paid at the amounts shown below for all awards made with FY 2007 funds:


Training Related Expenses on Institutional Training Grants (including health insurance)
Predoctoral Trainees: $4,200
Postdoctoral Trainees: $7,850

Institutional Allowance on Individual Fellows Sponsored by non-Federal Public, Private, and Non-Profit Institutions (Domestic & Foreign, including health insurance)
Predoctoral Fellows: $4,200
Postdoctoral Fellows: $7,850

Institutional Allowance for Individual Fellows Sponsored by Federal and For-Profit Institutions (including health insurance)
Predoctoral Fellows: $3,100
Postdoctoral Fellows: $6,750

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 2007 funds.  Any FY 2007 awards issued using previously-approved levels will be revised.  These levels are to be used in the preparation of future competing and non-competing Kirschstein-NRSA institutional training grant and individual fellowship applications.  They will be administratively applied to all applications currently 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, AHRQ, or HRSA.

Peter Preusch, Ph.D.
Acting Research Training Officer
National Institutes of Health
6705 Rockledge Drive, Room 3516
Bethesda, Maryland 20892-7963
Phone: (301) 451-4225
FAX: (301) 480-0146
Email: preuschp@mail.nih.gov


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