Washington Update

NIH NRSA Stipend Levels Announced for FY 2022

By: Jacqueline Robinson-Hamm
Thursday, April 28, 2022
On April 15, National Institutes of Health (NIH) published the Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award (NRSA) stipends, tuition/fees, and other budgetary levels effective for fiscal year (FY) 2022. Both predoctoral and postdoctoral awardee stipends received an increase of about 2 percent compared to FY 2021.

Predoctoral awardees on institutional training grants (T32, T35, T90, and TL1) and individual fellowships (F30 and F31) will now receive a yearly stipend of $26,353. The FY 2021 stipend annual amounted to $25,836. Postdoctoral NRSA institutional trainees (T32, T90, and TL1) and fellows (F32) receive a stipend that scales with years of experience. For new postdoctoral scientists with zero years’ experience, the annual stipend is now $54,835 compared to $53,760 in FY 2021.

NRSAs also provide allowances beyond the stipend. Maximum tuition and fees allowable for both predoctoral and postdoctoral scientists remain unchanged: $16,000 for predoctoral awardees and $4,500 for postdoctoral awardees. Training-related expenses on institutional grants and the institutional allowance for individual fellows both increased slightly compared to FY 2021. Predoctoral trainees and fellows qualify for up to $4,400 compared to $4,200 in FY 2021. Postdoctoral trainees and fellows may receive up to $11,950, which is $100 more than the FY 2021 levels.