T32 Training Grants

No. Per the NIH Grants Policy Statement, trainees are not employees and can only receive stipends and health insurance [NIH GPS 11.3.8]. Per UW policy, pre-doctoral trainees must be paid under object code 01-90 or 08-02. Please see PAFC’s additional guidance on T32 Training Grants for more information.

No. While transferring excessive stipends or fringe benefits to a department budget will result in charging NIH the appropriate amount of costs, the trainee is still received additional stipends and fringe benefits.  Additional benefits paid to a trainee may also indicate an employer-employee relationship, which is not allowed under NIH policy. Also, trainees must be treated consistently across the University, regardless of the financial condition of the Department. Please see PAFC’s additional guidance on T32 Training Grants for more information.

No. Per NIH and UW policy, trainees must be paid the correct stipend amount and the stipends must be paid from the correct object code. Object code 01-20 is reserved for Auxiliary Teaching Staff Salaries only; payment under this object code indicates an employer-employee relationship, which is not allowable on T32 awards. If Trainees are not paid under the correct object codes (01-50, Post-docs; 01-90, Pre-docs), the trainee will receive unallowable fringe benefits under NIH policy. Please see PAFC’s additional guidance on T32 Training Grants for more information.