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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.

F&A rate

The following information about Northwestern’s F&A rate is available on the OSR website:

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.

Graduate Student rates

For graduate student Research Assistants (RAs) supported by sponsored projects, tuition and stipend are charged directly to the project. 

Per diem rates

When preparing budgets for travel, domestic and foreign government per diem rates are a helpful tool.

NRSA 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 18, 2018, the NIH salary cap will be $189,600 for a 12 month appointment ($142,200 for 9 months).

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