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 ​​​​​​​​​​​​About the Royalties

NIH offers royalty payments to inventors and collects royalty income from licensees for scientific research programs conducted in the ICs.  OFM roles and responsibilities include, but are not limited to: monitor notification of collections from licensees, post those collections; calculate and pay inventors royalty payments (bi-annually and on an ad hoc basis for cash awards); prepare tax related documents for inventors; perform income and payment reconciliations.

Royalty payments are issued bi-annually with the first payout in June for the months of October to March of that Fiscal year and second payout in October for the period of April to September of that Fiscal year.

Tax forms are generated and mailed out to the inventors by January 31st and reported to the IRS.


Office of Technology Transfer - Information for NIH Inventors

Royalties'​ Staff​​

​​​​​​​ Name​ Title PhoneEmail
Umesh Kilnagar​ Financial Management Analyst(301) 435-7838
Deitra Whitehead Financial Management Analyst
(301) 594-8942
Jennifer WilkinsonFinancial Management Analyst(301) 402-5279

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

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