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PI Salary Recovery Policy Kaufman, Patrick 07 Nov 2002 11:43 EST


Our Institution pays the salaries of our PI, and we are discussing what our policy should be around should we (and under what circumstances) require our PI's to recover their own salary dollars for their efforts on grants.  I've heard that NIH won't pay salary support for PIs unless it is the policy of the grantee institution to request it from every grantor (not just from the NIH), but have not been able to find any wording on PI salary recovery requirements in the circulars or the NIH policy manual.  So, I have three questions:

1) Is there any guidance in the policy manual or circulars about when PI salary MUST or MUST NOT be included in grant budget (assuming there is effort)?

2) Can institutions who cover PI salaries please BRIEFLY summarize their PI Salary Recovery Policy (or if one even exists)?

3) Do you have a feel for whether one way or the other (Recover or Not Recover) would provide any advantage in having applications funded?

Thanks in advance, Pat

Pat Kaufman
Director of Accounting & Grants Admin.
Stowers Institute for Medical Research
Kansas City, MO

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