|There are many benefits to the HIPRC Pediatric Injury Research Training Program.
Trainee stipends are determined by the NIH and based on the number of years of experience. Stipends may not be changed mid-year. Stipend levels increase one level with each year of service. Please see current NIH stipend levels here.
Social security is not deducted from your stipend. Stipends are not subject to self-employment tax (FICA) or worker’s compensation, but are subject to federal taxes.
Paychecks are issued by the University on the 10th and 25th of each month. You can view your payroll history online via the UW Integrated Service Center (ISC) website.
Direct deposit of paychecks is available from the payroll office. You can update or request direct deposit on the UW Integrated Service Center (ISC) website.
Please contact the payroll coordinator in your home department if you have questions about payroll or your paycheck.
Trainees in the NRSA program are eligible for medical and dental insurance, for both themselves and their families, commencing the first day of their fellowship. There is sometimes a charge for this coverage, depending upon the plan selected.
A description of the programs and the medical and dental enrollment forms are available on the UW Benefits website. Forms must be turned in within 30 days of your start date. All benefits questions should be directed to the UW Benefits Office either via email, call 206-543-8000.
Please note: As a trainee, you are not eligible for UW retirement plans, long-term disability insurance coverage or Worker’s Compensation coverage. For exceptions on being or becoming eligible to receive retirement plans please visit UW’s Retirement website for more information. In addition, the leave policies stated below supersede any UW policies.
Trainees are paid for all University of Washington recognized holidays. Please note that summer quarter is not considered a holiday and trainees are in work status during this time.
Trainees are eligible for 30 days of paid vacation per year. This time is not tracked by the University, but please notify your department director before taking a long vacation.
Trainees are eligible for up to 15 days per year of sick leave with pay. Sick leave may be used for the medical conditions related to pregnancy and childbirth.
Trainees may also receive stipends for up to 60 calendar days of parental leave per year for the adoption or the birth of a child when pre-approved by the program director, Dr. Fred Rivara.
Additional sick leave or other leaves must have prior approval of the program directors, Dr. Fred Rivara or Dr. Monica Vavilala, and our grant sponsor, HRSA, and are without pay.