Institutional Information

The Princeton University Fact and Rate Sheets provide updated information for use in proposal documentation.

For additional information commonly required on proposals, please see the documents provided in the sidebar. Have questions? Reach out to your Departmental Contact for assistance.

Fact Sheet

Authorized Organization Representative

Authorized Institutional Official
Elizabeth Adams, Director
Office of Research and Project Administration
609-258-3090 (phone)
609-258-1159 (fax)

Legal Corporate Name: The Trustees of Princeton University

Type of Organization: Private, non-profit, educational, 501 (c) 3

Establishment Date: 10/22/1746

Proposal, Payment, and Regulatory Contacts

Sponsored Projects Address
Office of Research and Project Administration
PO  Box 0036
87 Prospect Avenue - 2nd floor
Princeton, NJ 08544-0036

Payment Address
Sponsored Research Accounting
701 Carnegie Center – Suite 443
Princeton, NJ 08540
Attention: Glynis Sherard

Cognizant Audit Agency (F&A)
Department of Health and Human Services
26 Federal Plaza
New York, NY 10274
Attention: Ms. Rebecca Kaplan

Defense Contract Management Agency (DCMA)
ONR Boston
495 Summer Street – Room 221
Boston, MA 02210-2109
Attention: Ross Joseph

Identifying Information


  • Establishment Date: October 22, 1746


  • County: Mercer
  • NJ Legislative District: NJ-016
  • NJ Sales and Use Tax Exemption Number: E210-634-501/000


  • Annual Research Misconduct Report: 3/29/2020 with ORI
  • Commercial and Government Entity Code (CAGE): 4B486
  • Dun and Bradstreet Number (DUNS): 00-248-4665
  • Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) ID Number: 1019981
  • EEO Compliance Review: Department of Labor: 3/31/1994
  • Federal Entity Employer Tax ID Number (EIN/TIN): 21-0634501
  • Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS): 186131
  • North American Industry Classification System (NAICS): 611310
  • Office of Postsecondary Education ID (OPEID - formally FICE): 00262700
  • Property System Analysis/Approval (PCSA): 6/25/20 with ONR
  • Public Health Service Entity Identification Number: 1210634501A1
  • System for Award Management (SAM) Registration: Expires 2/3/2022
  • US Congressional District: NJ-012
  • US Department of Education Entity Identification Number: 0024844665

Audit & Financial

  • Contractor Establishment Code (CEC): 11-560-219F
  • Cost Accounting Standards Board (CASB) Disclosure Statement Date: 8/24/2000 with DHHS
  • Independent Auditor: Pricewaterhouse Coopers


  • National Institutes of Health Institutional Profile: 6661401
  • National Science Foundation Institutional Code Number: 0026278000
Research Compliance
  • AAALAC International Institutional Number Accredited Since 2002: Unit 1001 - last-re-accreditation - July 2018
  • Animal Welfare Assurance Number: D16-00273 (A3434-01) Expires 3/31/24
  • Human Subjects Assurance Number (FWA):  00004916 - Effective 4/29/15-1/3/2024
  • NJ Division of Fish and Wildlife - Exotic/Non-game Wildlife Species Possession Permit - Scientific Holding (NHP, Frogs, Reptiles): Effective 1/3/2020-12/31/2020
  • NJ Division of Fish and Wildlife - Exotic/Non-game Wildlife Species Possession Permit - Endangered Species (salamanders): Effective 1/3/2020 - 12/31/2020
  • United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Registration Number: 22-R-0022 - Expires on 7/27/2023

Rate Sheet

Find the current rates utilized at the University for sponsored projects and programs. The University’s F & A rate components  and Fringe Benefit components (Employee Benefits Rate) are defined by the Office of Finance and Treasury. The following rates apply to all sponsored projects and programs. Proposal budgets must be prepared using these rates, which are negotiated annually. This information is frequently updated—please check back regularly to confirm that you have the most current information.

Assistant In Research (Graduate Students) – SALGS

FY2021 Academic Year Pre and Post General Examination: $30,800

Academic Year Pre and Post General Examination

  • FY2020: $29,900
  • FY2019: $29,000
  • FY2018: $28,150
  • FY2017: $27,300

Summer Maximum Amount: $8,000

Tuition and Fees – Assistant In Research (Graduate Students) – AIARTU

Sponsor Allowing Federally Negotiated F&A Rate

  • FY 2021: $28,235
  • FY2020: $26,885
  • FY2019:  $25,625
  • FY2018:  $24,470
  • FY2017:  $23,610

Sponsor Allowing Less Than Federally Negotiated F&A Rate

  • FY2021:  $56,470
  • FY2020: $53,770
  • FY2019:  $51,250
  • FY2018:  $48,940
  • FY2017:  $47,220

The Tuition Rates Above Include The Student Health Benefit Rate Listed Below

  • FY2021:  $2,580
  • FY2020: $1,900
  • FY2019:  $1,800
  • FY2018:  $1,800
  • FY2017:  $1,900

Dissertation Completion Enrollment Rate (DCE)

  • FY2021:  $660/mo
  • FY2020: $600/mo
  • FY2019:  $575/mo
  • FY2018:  $555/mo
  • FY2017:  $545/mo
Fringe Benefit Rate (excludes students) - FRINGE

Main Campus - Academic Rate

  • FY2022 (Prov): 35.6%
  • FY2021: 34.1%
  • FY2020: 33.9%
  • FY2019: 36.0%
  • FY2018: 37.1%
  • FY2017: 33.3%

Non-Academic Departments - Administrative Rate

  • FY2022 (Prov): 28.5%
  • FY2021: 27.5%
  • FY2020: 26.6%
  • FY2019: 29.0%
  • FY2018: 28.2%
  • FY2017: 28.2%
Institutional Allowance – INSTAL

Refer to current  Dean of Faculty memo for more Information.

  • Appointments of more than 3 to 12 months: $9,800
  • Appointments of 3 months or less: $3,300
Escalation Rates
  • Overall proposal: 4%
  • Tuition/Fees - AIARTU: 4%
  • Asst. In Research (Grad. Student) Salaries - SALGS: 3%
  • Undergraduate Student Salaries – WAGESH: 0%
Facilities And Administrative (Indirect Cost) Rates
  • On-campus: 62%
  • Off-campus: 26% (See Off Campus Policy for details)
  • Off-campus: 30.5% (with access to Princeton University Library - check with ORPA for application of this rate)

Total Direct Costs: Rate applies to all budget items and should be used when sponsor does not allow the federally negotiated rate.

Modified Total Direct Costs: Rate includes all direct costs except tuition and fees, stipends, participant support costs, equipment over $5,000, subaward costs over the first $25,000 (for each subaward), renovation costs.

NIH Information

NIH Salary Cap

NOT-OD-21-057 issued 1/29/2021 effective on 1/3/2021: 

  • $199,300

For awards issued in those years that were restricted to prior year(s) Executive Level II compensation, including competing awards already issued in FY2021, if adequate funds are available in active awards, and if the salary cap increase is consistent with the institutional base salary, grantees may rebudget funds to accommodate the current Executive Level II salary level.

When calculating the salary, use 9 mo. AY salary + summer salary. Amount over the salary cap must be charged to a non-sponsored account.

Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award (NRSA) Stipends, Tuition and Fees

NOT-OD-21-049 issued on 1/27/21 effective for awards on or after 10/1/2021:

Post-Doctoral Stipend for T32, T90, TL1 and F32: 

  • $53,704 ($4,480/mo) for "0" years of experience.  Refer to NIH notice for increased years of experience

Pre-Doctoral Stipend for T32, T35, T90, TL1, F30 and F31: 

  • $25,836 ($2,153/mo) for all years of experience

Undergraduate Stipend for T34 and TL4: 

  • Freshmen/Sophomore - $13,644 ($1,137/mo)
  • Juniors/Seniors - $13,644 ($1,137/mo)

Tuition and Fees for Undergraduate and Predoctoral Trainees and Fellows on T32, T34, T35, T90, TL1, TL4, F30 and F31:

  • An amount equal to 60% of the actual tuition at the applicant institution, up to $16,000/year.
  • For dual-degree training (e.g. MD/PhD, etc.) an amount equal to 60% of the actual tuition at the applicant institution, up to $21,000/year.

Tuition and Fees for Postdoctoral Trainees and Fellows on T32, T90, TL1, F32 and F33:

  • An amount equal to 60% of the actual tuition at the applicant institution, up to $4,500/year.
  • For programs that support formal degree-granting training, an amount equal to 60% of the actual tuition at the applicant institution, up to $16,000/year.

Training Related Expenses on Institutional Training Grants on T32, T35, T90 and TL1:

  • Expenses including health insurance:
    • Predoctoral trainees - $4,200
    • Postdoctoral trainees - $11,850

Institutional Allowance for Individual Fellows on F30, F31, F32 and F33:

  • Sponsored by non-Federal public, private and non-profit institutions, including domestic and foreign (including health insurance):
    • Predoctoral fellows - $4,200
    • Postdoctoral fellows - $11,850
  • Sponsored by Federal and for-profit institutions (including health insurance):
    • Predoctoral fellows - $3,100
    • Postdoctoral fellows - $10,750