Contract and Grant Accounts

Cost Share 

Activity: Cost Share
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Things to Know:

  • Congress has legislatively mandated a provision for the limitation of salary. Commonly known as the NIH Salary Cap, this limitation restricts the amount of direct salary of an individual charged against an NIH grant or cooperative agreement (referred to here as a grant) or applicable contract to Executive Level II of the Federal Executive Pay scale. Effective January 12, 2012, the Executive Level II salary level increased to $181,500. Any faculty or staff paid from an NIH grant are subject to this limitation and any salary or wages which exceeds the cap must be cost shared. See Research policy National Institutes of Health (NIH) Salary Limitation SPA-11-008.
  • See NIH Salary Limitation notice for more details on the Salary Cap.

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