Rates and Data for Proposals
Use the following information when completing proposals.
Useful data for forms
The OSR webpage, Useful Institutional Information, provides information commonly needed when completing grant applications, such as DUNS number, cognizant agency, Congressional district, Federalwide Assurance (FWA), and more.
The following information about Northwestern’s F&A rate is available on the OSR website:
- F&A Rate Tables and Use (including budget justification statement required for proposals)
- Use of on-campus vs. off-campus rate
- Official Rate Agreement, 05/09/16 (pdf)
Fringe benefit rates
The current and projected employee fringe benefit rates are available on the OSR website. There is also a statement that is required to be included in both federal and non-federal budget justifications.
For graduate student Research Assistants (RAs) supported by sponsored projects, the tuition is charged directly to the project. The TGS tuition rates for RAs are documented here.
Per diem rates
For NIH Kirschstein National Research Service Award (NRSA) proposals, the stipend, tuition and institutional allowance are pre-determined by NIH. (updated 12/19/16)
NIH Salary Cap
Effective January 8, 2017, the NIH salary cap will be $187,000 for a 12 month appointment ($140,250 for 9 months).Back to top