2024 NIH/DHHS Salary Limitation Increase

Dear Colleagues:


The salary limitation on direct salary for individuals under NIH grants, contracts and cooperative agreement awards has increased to the current Executive Level II salary of $221,900 effective January 1, 2024. This change is also applicable to agencies under the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS), including, Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ), Centers for Disease Control (CDC), Health Resources Services Agency (HRSA), and the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA). 


For UCI, this increase becomes effective for pay periods beginning January 1, 2024. A change has been initiated in UC Path to add the new rate.


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


Please see the guide notice link below for additional information. 


Guidance on Salary Limitation for Grants and Cooperative Agreements FY 2024

Notice Number:


Nancy Lewis
Senior 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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