Mount Sinai requires all principal investigators to adhere to, as a minimum, the current NIH Postdoctoral Stipends. In the event that a Postdoctoral Fellow receives support from abroad (e.g. stipend from another country), that stipend will be supplemented, if necessary, to reach the minimum levels delineated by NIH (http://grants.nih.gov/training/nrsa.htm). The mentor and funding sources will determine any stipend above the minimum, but mentors are encouraged if possible to go above the minimum to meet the cost of living in New York.
All policies are subject to change by Icahn School of Medicine from time to time.
When NIH raises stipends levels, it is expected that ISMMS postdoc stipends will be raised to match the new levels as soon as possible. For some stipends, there may be a delay that is stipulated by the funding source.
The following is taken from the NIH website:
“Postdoctoral: for institutional training grants (T32, T90) and individual fellowships (F32): The stipend level for the entire first year of support is determined by the number of full years of relevant postdoctoral experience when the award is issued. Relevant experience may include research experience (including industrial), teaching assistantship, internship, residency, clinical duties, or other time spent in a health-related field beyond that of the qualifying doctoral degree. Once the appropriate stipend level has been determined, the fellow must be paid at that level for the entire grant year. The stipend for each additional year of Kirschstein-NRSA support is the next level in the stipend structure and does not change mid-year.” This applies to all NIH-based training grants and increases will occur after the training grant anniversary and based on the timing that the postdoc was added. Please see the NIH website for additional details.