2022 NIH/DHHS Salary Limitation Increase

Dear Colleagues:

Thesalarylimitation on directsalaryfor individuals underNIHgrants, contracts and cooperative agreement awards has increased to thecurrent Executive Level IIsalaryof $203,700effective January 2, 2022. This change is also applicable to the agencies under the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS), including, Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) and the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA).

For UCI, this increase becomes effective for pay periods beginning February 1, 2022. 

For all federals awards subject to this increase, PIs may rebudget to accommodate the current Executive Level IIsalarylevel if adequate funds are available. Please note that no additional funds will be awarded by the federal government to cover this increase.

Please note that the guide notice contains salary cap calculation examples. 

Please see the guide notice link below for additional information. 

SalaryLimitation for Grants and Cooperative Agreements FY 2022


Nancy Lewis
Executive Director, Sponsored Projects Administration
Office of Research
University of California, Irvine
160 Aldrich Hall
Irvine, CA 92697-7600
Ph-(949) 824-2897

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