Per NIH notice NOT-OD-17-049, the salary cap for grant, cooperative agreement and contract awards remains tied to Federal Executive Level II. Effective January 8, 2017, Executive Level II increased to $187,000, up from $185,100.
Investigators may use the 2017 cap of $187,000 in preparing proposal budgets. However, in keeping with the practice we have used in the past, Ohio State will start utilizing the new cap limit for salary cap processing on eligible projects effective July 1, 2017. The reason for this practice is to mitigate to some extent the impact on current awards where funds will have to be re-budgeted to cover the increased salary costs.
For additional information, contact your Sponsored Programs Officer.