AHRQ Important Notice – Policy GuidanceRegarding Inflationary Increases beginning Fiscal Year 17

Dear Colleagues:

The AHRQ Guide Notice below provides important information for faculty, researchers and administrators. Please disseminate this information as appropriate. Questions regarding this notice should be directed to the appropriate Contract and Grant Officer in Sponsored Projects.


AHRQ Policy Guidance Regarding Inflationary Increases (aka, cost-of-living adjustments, or COLAs) beginning in Fiscal Year 2017
Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality


Effective Oct 1, 2016, inflationary increases or COLAs for future year commitments will be discontinued for all competing research grant awards issued in FY 2017 and beyond. Any funds budgeted/requested for COLAs or for anticipatory or contingent personnel costs in future years will be removed from the budget and these funds may not be rebudgeted for other purposes.

Nancy Lewis

Executive Director, Sponsored Projects


Sponsored Projects Administration

UCI Office of Research

141 Innovation, Suite 250

Irvine, CA  92697-7600

PH:  (949) 824-2897

Fax: (949) 824-2094



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