2015 F31 budget notes- updated 2016

2016 update; further notes: request 100% of tuition

According to the guidance, we should list “tuition + fees”, but NOT health insurance- see attached PDF

forms-d-guide-budget-tuition-and-fees

Also, I went into the F31 FAQ and found the answer to the question about whether or not we should request the 100% tuition or cut it by 60% ourselves. The answer is: request full 100%

NIH uses a formula to calculate what would be awarded for tuition/fees and training related expenses on institutional training grants. Should the grantee use this formula as part of their requested budget in a competitive grant?

No. Grantees should request full needs in these categories. The formula currently in effect will be applied by the Institute/Center at the time of the award. See the SF 424 (R&R) Application Guide for NIH and Other PHS Agencies.

Source: https://researchtraining.nih.gov/resources/faq#ques2112

2015 original post

Link: http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/notice-files/NOT-OD-15-048.html

For doctoral students F-31 typically pays:

see NOT-OD-15-048

1. 60% of tuition- up to cap indicated on notice

2.  Monthly stipend.

3. An allowance for “other fees” that may be used for: for health insurance, required research supplies, travel to required conferences.

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