Annually, Congress legislatively mandates a provision limiting (capping) the direct salary that an individual may receive under an NIH grant. Though the rate for calendar year 2013 has yet to be issued, it is anticipated that the calendar year 2012 rates (Executive Level II rate of $179,700; based on 100% effort) will continue.
Due to these limitations imposed by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) on the ability to fully recapture salary on grant and cooperative agreement awards and extramural research and development contract awards, the University has created a pool to assist faculty who have:
Academic year salary exceeding the NIH Salary Cap should be covered by the faculty salary line.
Additionally, the Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas (CPRIT) has a provision limiting (capping) the direct salary an individual may receive under a CPRIT grant. The current rate is $200,000 based on 100% effort.
Faculty who meet either of the above criteria should request consideration of coverage for the portion of salary over the cap by 5:00 PM on Friday, March 29, 2013. Requests should be made on the attached form and submitted to:
Jason Richter, Associate Director
Office of Sponsored Projects
The University support is intended to cover summer salary for faculty with no other available resources only during the period of time they are appointed to an NIH or CPRIT funded account. Should circumstances change that results in a reduction of an appointment to an NIH or CPRIT funded account subsequent to a request and approval for coverage, the Principal Investigator is responsible for making the corresponding reductions to the appointment related to the institutional coverage.
Should circumstances change that results in an increase of their appointment to an NIH or CPRIT funded account subsequent to a request and approval for coverage, the Principal Investigator is responsible for making an additional request for coverage. The additional request is not guaranteed and will be considered based on available institutional funds.
Should you have questions regarding the this process, please feel free to contact firstname.lastname@example.org.