Can I increase my effort on a grant without increasing my salary and thus keep my budget the same?

Yes, but we expect you to budget for salary at a level that matches your level of effort, up to the salary cap. Keep in mind that if increasing your effort will alter the scope of your research, you need NIAID's permission for the change in scope.

Read Put Forth Your Best "Level of Effort" to learn more. Note that reducing a principal investigator’s level of effort by 25 percent or more is a post-award grant action that also requires NIAID’s permission.

Content last reviewed on March 21, 2018

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