Excerpt from original article, "Interim Guidance on Salary Limitation for Grants and Cooperative Agreements," posted on NIH Notices, March 17, 2017.
Notice Number: NOT-OD-17-049
Release Date: March 17, 2017
National Institutes of Health (NIH)
Since 1990, Congress has legislatively mandated a limitation on direct salary for individuals under NIH grant and cooperative agreement awards (referred to here as a grant). The mandate appears in the annual appropriation act that provides authority for NIH to incur obligations for a given Fiscal Year (FY). At this time NIH has not received a FY 2017 appropriation, and is operating under a Continuing Resolution "the Further Continuing and Security Assistance Appropriations Act, 2017" (Public Law 114-254) that applies the terms and conditions of the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2016.