IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT: NIH Grant Proposal Budgeting
When preparing budgets for NIH grant proposals which include post docs with any proposed activity occurring 12/1/16 or later, the stipend levels should be budgeted at an annual rate of $47,476 (or higher if current stipend level is higher). NIH has provided guidance that this budgeting practice is now appropriate and an increase in post doc stipends is anticipated. Unfortunately, additional guidance about any new stipend levels has not been provided to date.
For currently active awards, NIH has not provided written guidance about their intentions to provide additional funding. Emory University, like its peer research institutions, is awaiting further guidance and is currently evaluating how to best handle these additional costs. As decisions are made, additional guidance will be provided.
Kerry Peluso, Associate Vice President, Office of Research Administration