On January 6, 2010 NIH published Fiscal Year (FY) 2010 information on the salary limitation in the NIH Guide for Grants and Contracts (NOT-OD-10-041).
Every year since 1990 Congress has legislatively mandated a provision limiting the direct salary that an individual may receive under an NIH grant. For FY 2011, the Department of Defense and Full-year Continuing Appropriations Act of 2011 (Public Law 112-10) continues implementation of Public Law 111-117: Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2010 which restricts the amount of direct salary to Executive Level I of the Federal Executive Pay scale. No increase has been provided for Federal salaries. Therefore the Executive Level I salary level remains at $199,700 which will be the salary limitation for the remainder of FY2011.