New CIRM Salary Cap Effective July 1, 2024

Per the CIRM Grants Administration Policy, the salary cap, which specifies the maximum amount of an individual’s salary that can be charged to a CIRM award, is to be adjusted every other fiscal year to account for the cumulative percent change in the California Consumer Price Index.


CIRM’s salary cap will increase from $301,000 to $336,000/year/100% FTE effective July 1st, 2024. CIRM grantees have the option to charge active CIRM awards a higher amount for salary incurred on or after July 1st. For instance, if an individual who makes $350,000 per year in salary is committing 25% effort on a CIRM award, then the CIRM award can be charged up to ($336,000 * 25%) / 12 months = $7,000 per month for that individual starting in the month of July 2024. No additional CIRM funds will be provided to cover this; incremental salary charges must be covered by existing CIRM funds.


A history of CIRM’s salary caps can be found here.

Please contact Erika Blossom if you have questions regarding this notice.


Nancy Lewis
Senior Director, Sponsored Projects Administration
University of California, Irvine
Office of Research
160 Aldrich Hall
Irvine, CA 92697-7600

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