NIH UPDATE: Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award (NRSA) Stipends, Tuition/Fees and Other Budgetary Levels for FY 2023

NOT-OD-23-076 establishes the stipend and other budgetary levels for FY 2023 Kirschstein-NRSA awards (e.g. NIH F and T series) for undergraduate, predoctoral and postdoctoral trainees and fellows made on or after October 1, 2022, and supersedes NOT-OD-22-132.

Applicable Policies

  1. The FY 2023 stipend levels are to be used in the preparation of future competing and non-competing NRSA institutional training grant and individual fellowship applications. They will be administratively applied to all applications currently in the review process.
  2. NRSA support is limited to 5 years for predoctoral trainees (6 years for dual-degree) and 3 years for postdoctoral fellows.
  3. As described in the NIH Grants Policy Statement, the maximum amount NIH will award to support the compensation package (e.g. salary, benefits, tuition remission) for a graduate student research assistant remains at the zero-level postdoctoral stipend in effect at the time of award.

Stipend and Other Budgetary Levels:

  1.  The chart below reflects the FY 2023 NRSA stipend levels*:

Career Level

Years of Experience

NIH Annual Stipend FY 2023

NIH Monthly   Stipend FY 2023






























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*Please note that NRSA awards limit the amount of stipend to support fellows and trainees to an amount that is less than the University-established salary/stipend minimum. If the PI/Department elects to proceed with the appointment of the Postdoc, the PI/Department must provide additional funding to increase the salary/stipend level to the established minimum.

  1. Other NIH Budgetary Notes: 
    • FY 2023 Stipend for Predoctoral Fellows is $27,144.
    • Calculation and thresholds for Tuition and Fees for all educational levels remain unchanged.
    • Training-related Expenses and Institutional Allowance for Postdoctoral trainees and fellows are increased to $12,200
    • Training-related Expenses and Institutional Allowance for Predoctoral trainees are increased to $4,550.
    • Senior Fellows (F33 only): when awarded, the stipend level must be commensurate with the base salary that would be paid by the institution with which the individual is permanently affiliated but cannot exceed the current Kirschstein-NRSA stipend limit set for those with 7 or more years of experience. The level of Kirschstein-NRSA support will take into account concurrent salary support provided by the institution and the policy of the sponsoring institution. NIH support does not provide fringe benefits for senior fellows.

Please see the Notice for details and where to direct inquires.