NIH News Archive

This page lists NIH news items that are more than a year old.

August 2021 - New Checklists

February 2021: National Institutes of Health Disclosure Guidance

July 2017: NIH issued Revision: Guidance on Salary Limitation for Grants and Cooperative Agreements. The Executive Level II salary increased to $187,000 effective January 8, 2017. Institutions can re-budget, where appropriate. No additional funds will be provided. NIH will issue additional guidance once the Department of Health and Human Services Appropriations for FY17 is enacted.

June 2017: The Executive Level II salary increased to $187,000 effective January 8, 2017. As in years past, MIT will utilize the new cap starting with the first pay period after notification, March 1, 2017. If you do adjust your salaries, please keep in mind:

  • The associated EB and F&A charges will also increase relative to the increase salary costs.
  • You should also review your cost sharing templates and make updates as needed.

As a reminder, the salary cap increase must be consistent with the current salary in place and no additional funds will be provided. Please contact your Contract Administrator if you need more information.

2016 – New Stipend levels for NRSA

January 26, 2016: NIH has come out with new stipend levels for NRSA awards, please see notice NOT-OD-16-062 for details.

2016 – Application Changes for due dates after Jan 25, 2016

January 22, 2016: NIH sent out a reminder of changes to the grant application polices and instructions for due dates on or after January 25, 2016, please see NOT-OD-16-058.

2015 – New NIH Subaccounts

October 1, 2015: NIH announced they would transition the manner in which payments are made for awards. For NIH domestic awards, payments have previously been requested and received using pooled accounts in the Payment Management System (PMS), which is the centralized grants payment and cash management system operated by the Division of Payment Management (DPM) under the Department of Health and Human Services.

Under the new subaccount method, requests for payments will be required based on actual expenses incurred on an award-by-award basis. All awards issued on/after October 1, 2015 must be issued in a PMS P subaccount. This transition is expected to be completed by September 30, 2016.

Please click here for information regarding MIT’s transition and implementation of the new subaccount method.

2014 - NIH Updated Biographical Sketch Format

December 5, 2014: Use of the new Biosketch format for applications submitted for due dates on or after May 25, 2015 is required. Applicants may submit using the new biosketch format for due dates before January 25, 2015, if they wish: NOT-OD-15-032