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The Collections Branch (CB) is comprised of four service areas, which assist the NIH in meeting its mission to seek fundamental knowledge about the nature and behavior of living systems and to apply that knowledge to enhance health, lengthen life, and reduce illness and disability.​

Fellowship Program

The Fellowship Program was established to provide financial support to an individual during a period in which the awardee is acquiring research experience or training. The program is made up of three types of awards:

  • The Intramural Research Training Award (IRTA),
  • Cancer Research Training Award (CRTA), and the
  • Intramural Visiting Fellow (VF) Programs.

These awards are also known as stipends, and they are managed by the NIH Institutes and Centers through the NIH Fellowship Program. ​

The OFM Fellowship team provides accounting and payment services to the NIH Institutes and Centers in support of the NIH Fellowship Program. (read more


Each year hundreds of new inventions are made at NIH. The Royalty team provides payments and accounting services of financial resources received under the authority of the Federal Technology Transfer Act (Cooperative Research and Development Agreements/CRADAs and Royalties). Royalty team records Royalty incomes collected from the licensees in NBS and Royalty Management Systems (ROMANSYS), calculates the income collected to licenses as per the guidelines of Office of Technology Transfer (OTT) and processes payments twice a year to inventors, technology partners and the ICs.

Gifts and Cooperative Research and Development Agreements (CRADAs) ​

Our office supports the NIH Institutes and Centers by processing the collections of funds and accounting for all gifts and donations to the NIH, which includes bequests, devises of real property, grants, and monetary donations.

We also collect and monitor Cooperative Research and Development Agreement (CRADAs) funds received from other agencies, organizations, and institutions, and distribute those funds to the various NIH Institutes and Centers. ​ (read more

Scientific Review and Evaluation Award (SREA) ​

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) Center for Scientific Review's (CSR) Scientific Review and Evaluation Activities (SREA) program coordinates the processing of payment of honoraria, per diems, and other fees to extramural scientists who participate in conferences or committees to review proposed grant applications for the NIH.

The Collection Branch team uses an application called the SREA Honorarium and Reviewer Payment System (SHaRPS) which was developed to assist the SREA Management Service Center with the prompt and proper payment of the scientific reviewers. (read more

Contact Us

Collections Branch
Umesh Kilnagar, Branch Chief

National Institutes of Health,
Office of Financial Management
6701 Rockledge Drive, 3rd floor
Bethesda, MD 20892-7784

Fellowship Pay
For questions related to:

  • Fellowship Stipend Payments – (Domestic and Foreign)
  • Fellowship Stipend Overpayments – Monies due to NIH
  • Tax reporting – 1099G/1042S

Please email:

For questions related to:​

  • Royalty Collections
  • Royalty Payments
  • Royalty Awards
  • Royalty Tax Reporting – Form 1099

Please email:

Gifts and CRADA
For questions related to:

  • Gift Funds Accounting and Collections
  • CRADA Accounting and Collections

​Please email:​​​​​​​​​​​​​

Scientific Review and Evaluation Award
​For questions related to:

  • SREA Payments
  • Tax reporting – 1099

​Please email:​​​​​​​​​​​​​​

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