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NIH Salary Cap for FFY2021

Published February 1, 2021

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) has increased the Salary Cap to $199,300 (Executive Level II). This new cap rate has an effective date of January 3, 2021, and it applies to competing and non-competing awards. Find the full text for this notice NOT-OD-21-057 here.

Effective 2/3/2021, the NIH salary cap edits in HRMS w‚Äčill be updated to apply the new $199,300 (Level II) rate. Effective 2/8/21, the NIH salary cap edits in RMS will be updated to the $199,300 rate.

Sponsored Projects Accounting (SPA) will be revising the NIH Salary Cap Policies and Procedures and that document will be posted to the SPA website later this week.

If you have any questions regarding this issue, please contact me at 314-935-7089 /

Joe Gindhart
Associate Vice Chancellor for Finance and Sponsored Projects