NIH Salary Cap Update

Good afternoon,

The Executive Order for 2022 pay schedules has been published by the Office of Personnel Management and is available on their website. NIH has also released a corresponding Notice regarding the updated salary cap along with examples on how to apply it: NOT-OD-22-076.

The NIH salary cap, which is based on the Executive Level II salary level, has been increased from $199,300 to $203,700, effective immediately. Any new funding proposals created with NIH as the sponsor should use the new salary cap of $203,700, as applicable. Additionally, existing awards may be re-budgeted to accommodate the new salary cap. AURA Grants will be updated to reflect this new salary limitation.

Should you have questions, please do not hesitate to contact me.

Anna Jackson
Assistant Director, Sponsored Programs Pre-Award
T 773-834-2061