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: Mr. Louis Martillotti

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: 4/24/2019 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
  • Federal Interagency Committee on Education (FICE): 002627
  • North American Industry Classification System (NAICS): 611310
  • Property System Analysis/Approval (PCSA): 5/16/18 with ONR
  • Public Health Service Entity Identification Number: 1210634501A1
  • System for Award Management (SAM) Registration: Expires 2/21/2020
  • 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 2015
  • Animal Welfare Assurance Number: A3434-01 - Effective 3/16/16-3/31/2020
  • Human Subjects Assurance Number (FWA):  00004916 - Effective 4/29/15-4/29/20
  • NJ Division of Fish and Wildlife - Exotic/Non-game Wildlife Species Possession Permit - Scientific Holding (NHP, Frogs, Reptiles): Effective 1/1/18-12/31/18
  • NJ Division of Fish and Wildlife - Exotic/Non-game Wildlife Species Possession Permit - Endangered Species (salamanders): Effective 1/1/18-12/31/18
  • United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Registration Number: 22-R-0022

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

FY2020 Academic Year Pre and Post General Examination: $29,900

Academic Year Pre and Post General Examination

  • 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

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

Sponsor Allowing Less Than Federally Negotiated F&A Rate

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

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

  • FY2020: $1,900
  • FY2019: $1,800
  • FY2018: $1,800
  • FY2017: $1,900

Dissertation Completion Enrollment Rate (DCE)

  • FY2020: $580/mo
  • FY2019: $575/mo
  • FY2018: $555/mo
  • FY2017: $545/mo
Fringe Benefit Rate (excludes students) - FRINGE

Main Campus

  • FY2020 (Prov): 36.0%
  • FY2019: 36.0%
  • FY2018: 37.1%
  • FY2017: 33.3%

Non-Academic Departments

  • FY2020 (Prov): 29.0%
  • 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: $9,200
  • Appointments of 3 months or less: $3,300
Department of Computer Science Facility Fee

A fee for technical support and use of the Computer Science Facility including servers, hardware, software, telecommunications and server space.  Rates based on percentage of effort and months per person and are consistent with the Office of Finance and Treasury’s recharge center policy.


  • Faculty - Summer: $1,750/mo
  • Graduate Student - AY: $350.00/mo
  • Post Doctoral Research - CY: $583.33/mo

Department Funds

  • Administrative Support Staff: $583.33/mo
  • Faculty AY Educational: $350.00/mo
  • Graduate Student AY Educational: $350.00/mo
  • Lecturers - AY: $700.00/mo
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

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 per NOT-OD-19-099 issued 4/17/2019: $192,300

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

Historical Salary Cap Summary

NIH Post-Doctoral Stipend per NOT-OD-19-036 issued 11/27/2018: $50,004 ($4,167/mo)

NIH Pre-Doctoral Stipend per NOT-OD-19-036 issued 11/27/2018: $24,816 ($2,068/mo)

NIH Undergraduate in the MARC and BUILD programs per NOT-OD-19-036 Issued 11/27/18: 

  • Freshmen/Sophomores - $9,360 ($780/mo)
  • Juniors/Seniors - $13,104 ($1,092/mo)