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NIH, AHRQ and HRSA Announce FY 2020 Updates to NRSA Stipends, Tuition/Fees and Other Budgetary Levels

Stipend increases are announced for FY 2020 Kirschstein-NRSA awards for undergraduate, predoctoral and postdoctoral trainees and fellows. Training Related Expenses and the Institutional Allowance for postdoctoral trainees and fellows have also been increased. Training Related Expenses and Institutional Allowances for predoctoral trainees and fellows and the Tuition and Fees for all educational levels remain unchanged. […]

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Update of NIH Continuous Submission Policy: Change in Submission Deadlines and End of Recent Substantial Service Option

Notice NOT-OD-20-060 alerts the scientific research community of plans to discontinue the practice of granting one-year continuous submission status to reviewers with recent substantial review service, which was earned by serving 6 times in an 18 month period. Implementation of this change is being done so as to honor commitments to those who have already […]


NIH and AHRQ Increase Salary Limitation for FY 2020 to $197,300

NIH & AHRQ have issued updated guidance regarding the salary limitations for FY 2020 reflecting an increase in the Executive Level II salary level from $192,300 to $197, 300 effective January 5, 2020. See NIH Guidance NOT-OD-20-065 and AHRQ Guidance NOT-HS-20-006 for detailed information. The new salary cap may be used for budgeting purposes effectively […]

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Reminder for Upcoming NIH Deadlines

We are fast approaching the NIH February and March deadlines (i.e. February 5, February 12, February 16, March 5, March 12, March 16, etc.) which is a high volume proposal time for Sponsored Programs. We are already aware of 60 proposals due in February alone. Your assistance in notifying us of your intention to submit […]

Advance Notice: NIH and AHRQ Announce Upcoming Changes to Policies, Instructions and Forms for Research Training Grant, Fellowship and Career Development Award Applications for due dates on or after May 25, 2020

As posted in the Sponsored Programs Blog on 12/3/19, NIH and AHRQ recently announced plans to transition to updated application forms and instructions for due dates on or after May 25, 2020 (Forms-F; NOT-OD-20-026). Notice Number: NOT-OD-20-033 provides additional information on the planned changes to forms and instructions affecting research training grant, fellowship, and career […]


Memo: Import/Export of Biological Samples

Dear Colleagues: We would like to share some important news related to the import/export of biological samples. These accounts, called to our attention by US regulatory agencies, including the FBI, US Department of Agriculture (USDA), Department of Commerce Exports (DCE), and Customs and Border Protection (CBP), report on several recent incidents in which biological samples […]