Expiration of Exception for Charging Salary Under Extraordinary Circumstances

Funding News Edition: November 04, 2020
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Earlier this year, NIH established a flexibility to allow awardee institutions to charge salary to NIH grants when no work was being performed if the institution’s policy allows for the charging of salaries and benefits to currently active awards (under unexpected or extraordinary circumstances) from all funding sources, federal and non-federal.

Effective October 1, 2020, the flexibility for recipients to charge salaries and benefits to active NIH awards under extraordinary circumstances (as described above) has ended.

Any requests after that date will be considered by the funding institute on a case-by-case basis. Contact your award’s grants management specialist if you need additional instruction.

Refer to Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19): Information for NIH Applicants and Recipients of NIH Funding to find additional resources and guidance. NIH also maintains a helpful list of frequently asked questions related to COVID-19 Flexibilities for awardees. It addresses common concerns like “Will NIH accept late applications for new awards from applicants affected by COVID-19?”

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