“What is the salary cap for a research project grant or cooperative agreement?”

Funding News Edition: February 01, 2023
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Congress restricts the amount of direct salary paid to an individual under an HHS grant, cooperative agreement, or applicable contract. Effective January 1, 2023, the salary limitation is set at a rate of $212,100 for 100 percent effort. An institution may pay beyond the cap using non-award funds.

Find example calculations for a variety of scenarios at Guidance on Salary Limitation for Grants and Cooperative Agreements FY 2023

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