NIH Boosts Pay for Postdocs and Graduate Students

Author: Katie Langin, Associate Editor, Science Careers

Source: Science Journal (AAAS)

The U.S. National Institutes of Health (NIH) announced pay increases today for early-career scientists who are recipients of its Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Awards (NRSAs), after an  NIH advisory group recommended raises in December 2023. Postdocs will now be paid at least $61,008, an increase of $4500 over their current minimum salary level—though still below the advisory group’s recommendation of $70,000. Graduate students will receive a $1000 raise, bringing their minimum to $28,224. NIH also announced a $500 increase in child care subsidies for early-career researchers who are parents.

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