NIH released NOT-OD-18-175 on May 9, 2018 to supersede NOT-OD-17-084 and NOT-OD-17-003, and establish stipend levels for fiscal year (FY) 2018 Kirschstein-NRSA awards for undergraduate, predoctoral, and postdoctoral trainees and fellows, as shown in the tables in the Notice. In addition, the Training Related Expenses and the Institutional Allowance for postdoctoral trainees and fellows have been increased. The Training Related Expenses and Institutional Allowances for predoctoral trainees and fellows and the Tuition and Fees for all educational levels remain unchanged. This Notice reflects the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2018 (Public Law 115-141), signed into law on March 23, 2018.
The budgetary categories described in this Notice apply only to Kirschstein-NRSA awards made with FY 2018 funds. All FY 2018 awards previously issued using NOT-OD-17-084 and NOT-OD-17-003 will be revised to adjust funding to the FY 2018 levels. Appointments to institutional training grants that have already been awarded in FY 2018 must be amended to reflect the FY 2018 stipend levels once the training grant award has been adjusted by the NIH. Amended appointments must be submitted through xTrain in the eRA Commons. Retroactive adjustments or supplementation of stipends or other budgetary categories with Kirschstein-NRSA funds for an award made prior to October 1, 2017 are not permitted.
See the Notice for more detailed information and FY 2018 stipend and institutional allowances.