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Grants and Funding: Extramural Programs (EP)

2012 Stipend Table for NLM Trainees

NLM trainees and fellows receive stipends as a subsistence allowance to help defray living expenses during the training experience. The awards are not provided as a condition of employment with either the Federal government or the sponsoring institution. The stipend level for the first year is determined by the number of full years of relevant post-degree experience at the time the award is issued (not at the time of activation). Relevant experience may include research (including research in industry), teaching, clinical duties, or other time spent in full-time employment in a health-related field.

Predoc stipends - beginning July 1, 2012: First year of NLM predoctoral support, regardless of experience: $22,032 for any bachelor's degree or master's degree in any field, the same as year 1 NRSA level. NLM will provide up to 5 years of support for a predoctoral trainee. The NLM predoc stipend is based on NLM-funded predoc experience. All NLM first-year predocs receive the same amount. In their second year of NLM funding, all predocs receive the same amount, etc., as indicated in the table. Predocs at experience levels 2 through 5 who did not begin their predoctoral training with NLM support must begin at experience level 1. A total of 5 years of NLM trainee support is permitted, which can be divided between predoc and post-doc support. If a predoc is supported for 5 years, no additional NLM training support can be provided to that trainee.

NLM Model

Years of Predoc Experience12345
Predoc $22,032 $22,913 $23,830 $24,783 $25,774

Postdoc stipends: First year of support: based on prior years of postdoc experience. For each subsequent year of support: add one year of experience. No additional cost of living increases are permitted. Up to 3 years of NLM support is permitted for a postdoc. NLM trainees are exempt from NRSA payback requirement. For MDs, internship/residency counts as qualifying experience.

NLM Model

Years of Postdoc Experience01234567+
Postdoc $39,264 $41,364 $44,340 $46,092 $47,820 $49,884 $51,582 $54,180



Added Trainee Support Provided by NLM

  • Tuition: up to $16,000 per year
  • Travel: $2,000 per year
  • Health Insurance: $2,000 per year predoc; $4000 per year postdoc
  • F&A: 8% of total direct costs minus tuition

Last Reviewed: August 25, 2014