Institutional Information & Rates
Worcester Polytechnic Institute
Proposal Preparation Reference Sheet
Fiscal Year 2015
|Institution Name & Address:||Worcester Polytechnic Institute
Office of Sponsored Programs
100 Institute Road
Worcester, MA 01609-2280
|Applicant Type:||Private University|
|Entity Identification No. (EIN):||04-2121659|
|Contractor Establishment Code (DUNS No.):||04-1508581
|Commercial and Government Entity (CAGE No.):||81359|
|National American Industry Classification Code (NAICS No.):||61130|
|Standard Industrial Classification Code (SIC No.):||8221|
|PHS Entity Identification No.:||1042121659A1|
|Animal Welfare Assurance Number:||A3277-01|
|Federalwide Assurance (FWA) number||FWA00015024|
|Commonwealth of MA Vendor Number||VC 6000157477|
Authorized Institutional Officials:
Vice Provost for Research, ad interim
|Eric W. Overstrom
|Telephone: +1-508-831-6411||Telephone: +1-508-831-5222|
|Fax: +1-508-831-5774||Fax: +1-508-831-5774|
Federal Administrative Cognizance:
Office of Naval Research
Administrative Grants/Contracting Officer
Office of Naval Research
495 Summer Street, Room 103
Boston, MA 02210-2109
Current ONR Contact:
Current Rate Information:
Research Assistants: (For NIH-funded awards, please see below)
|Master's Degree Candidates:||Minimum||Mid-Point||Maximum|
|Ph.D. Candidates (Post-Master's):||Year 1||Year 2||Year 3|
|Minimum (per month)||$1,910||$2,095||$2,300|
|Maximum (per month)||$2,300||$2,500||$2,667|
Important Note: On NIH-funded awards, the amount provided to pre-doctoral Research Assistants for the total of stipend, health insurance, and tuition may not exceed the zero level NIH National Research Service Award (NRSA) postdoctoral stipend rate (plus fringe benefits) in effect at the time of the award. This stipend amount is currently $42,000. Thus, the maximum 12-month stipend for Graduate RAs on NIH funded awards is $27.972, or $2,331 per month. ($42,000, plus $10,920 fringe benefits, less tuition [18 X $1,325 = $23,850] and health insurance [$1,098]).
*Students must have completed 18 graduate credit hours
Graduate Tuition: $1,325 per credit hour (effective July 1, 2014). Graduate students are expected to be registered for a minimum of nine (9) credit hours per semester to be considered full-time.
Projected Annual Rates of Increase: Salaries - 2-4%; Graduate Tuition - 3%
Estimated Tuition To Be Included for Years 2-5 of Proposals (Amounts Based on 3% Increases from Above Rate):
|FY16 (Year 1)||FY17 (Year 2)||FY18 (Year 3)||FY19 (Year 4)||FY20 (Year 5)|
Graduate Health Insurance: The annual rate is $1,098 per individual for the enrollment period August 2014 to August 2015.
Important Notes Regarding Graduate Student Appointments
Graduate Students Paid Monthy: Research Assistant (.6183) appointments should be paid within the above defined stipend ranges.
For reporting purposes going forward, we will differentiate academic year from summer graduate student hires. Thus, Payroll Authorizations or subsequent Change of Status may not extend beyond the following periods:
- Academic Year: August 15 through May 14
- Summer: May 15 through August 14
Federally Negotiated Rates
|Facilities & Administrative Costs Rate*||07/01/13 - 6/30/2017||57.0%||(a)|
|Fringe Benefit Rate||07/01/13 - 6/30/2017||26.0%||(b)|
a. 57.0% of Modified Total Direct Cost (MTDC) for all budgets beginning July 8, 2013 or after - The MTDC base consists of all salaries and wages, fringe benefits, materials and supplies, services, travel, and subgrants and subcontracts up to the first $25,000 each (regardless of the period covered by the subgrant or subcontract). To calculate the MTDC base, Total Direct Costs (TDC) must be reduced by any budgeted amounts for equipment, capital expenditures, tuition remission, rental of off-site facilities, scholarships and fellowships, and the portion of each sub-award in excess of $25,000.
b. Salaries and wages of faculty and staff. Rate does not apply to student employees, research or teaching assistants.
Date of Current Rate Agreement with the Office of Naval Research: February 10, 2014.
Effective July 1, 2011 equipment is defined as nonexpendable, tangible personal property having a useful life of more than one year and an acquisition cost equal to or greater than $5,000.
The above rates are final predetermined rates – please use on all proposals through the effective period.