NIH Stipend and Benefit Increases for Kirschstein-NRSA – FY 2019

Last week’s NOT-OD-19-036 announces an increase on NRSA stipend levels for FY 2019. Coeus has now been updated with these tables. Please keep this in mind when preparing budgets and refer to the charts below:

Undergraduates in the MARC and BUILD Programs: For institutional training grants (T34, TL4), two stipend levels may be used for undergraduate candidates: freshmen/sophomores and juniors/seniors.

Career Level Stipend for FY 2019 Monthly Stipend
Freshmen/Sophomores $9,360 $780
Juniors/Seniors $13,104 $1,092

Predoctoral Trainees and Fellows: For institutional training grants (T32, T35, T90, TL1) and individual fellowships (F30, F31), one stipend level is used for all predoctoral candidates, regardless of the level of experience.

Career Level Years of Experience Stipend for FY 2019 Monthly Stipend
Predoctoral All $24,816 $2,068

Postdoctoral Trainees and Fellows: For institutional training grants, (T32, T90, TL1) and individual fellowships (F32), the stipend level for the entire first year of support is determined by the number of full years of relevant postdoctoral experience when the award is issued. Relevant experience may include research experience (including industrial), teaching assistantship, internship, residency, clinical duties, or other time spent in a health-related field beyond that of the qualifying doctoral degree. Once the appropriate stipend level has been determined, the trainee or fellow must be paid at that level for the entire grant year. The stipend for each additional year of Kirschstein-NRSA support is the next level in the stipend structure and does not change mid-year.

Career Level Years of Experience Stipend for FY 2019 Monthly Stipend
Postdoctoral
0 $50,004 $ 4,167
1 $50,376 $ 4,198
2 $50,760 $ 4,230
3 $52,896 $ 4,408
4 $54,756 $ 4,563
5 $56,880 $ 4,740
6 $59,100 $ 4,925
7 or More $61,308 $ 5,109

While tuition amounts did not change, training-related expenses and the institutional allowances for postdoctoral trainees and fellows increased by $1,000.

As always, please reach out to OSP with any questions or concerns.