Institutional Information & Rates

Official Address
Worcester Polytechnic Institute
Office of Sponsored Programs
100 Institute Road
Worcester, MA 01609-2280 

Authorized Institutional Official
Orla Baxter, Director
Telephone: 508-831-5449
Fax: 508-831-5789


Cognizant Agency

Cognizant Agency
Office of Naval Research
ONR Draper
495 Summer Street, Room 103
Boston, MA 02210-2109
ONR Contact
Beth Synder
Telephone: (703) 696-5755
Fax: 617-753-4605

Numbers and Codes

Applicant Type  Private University
Congressional District  MA-002
County  Worcester
EIN (Entity ID Number)  04-2121659





CAGE (Commercial and Government Entity)  81359
NAICS ( National American Industry Classification Code  611310
SIC (Standard Industrial Classification Code)  8221
PHS Entity Identification Number  1042121659A1
Animal Welfare Assurance Number  A3277-01
Federal-wide Assurance (FWA) Number FWA00030698
Commonwealth of MA Vendor Number  VC 6000157477
Tax Exemption Status Nonprofit Verification
SAM Expiration Date November 29th, 2024

Rates and Audit

Audit Reports OMB Audit Reports
F & A Rates

Current Rate Information

Research Assistants:


Biweekly Rates




MASTER'S DEGREE CANDIDATES: $1,500.00 $39,000.00
PH.D. CANDIDATES (POST-MASTER'S): $1,500.00 $39,000.00

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.

Graduate Tuition
$1,610 per credit hour (effective July 1, 2022). 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: 3%; 

Graduate Health Insurance: The annual rate is $2,194 per individual for AY 23/24

Important Notes Regarding Graduate Student Appointments

Graduate Students are Paid Biweekly:  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: Graduate student payment deadlines

  • Academic Year: August 15th through May 14th
  • Summer: May 15th through August 14th

Postdoctoral Researchers

Recommended Rates 

  • Entry Level: $60,000 - $80,000
  • Mid Level: $70,000 - $90,000
  • Senior Level: $75,000 - $110,000

Please note that rates are dependent on field of study and may need to be negotiated with candidates. NIH fellows receive a stipend and are governed by rates shown here

Federally Negotiated Rates

Facilities & Administrative Costs Rate* PERIOD RATE BASE
On Campus - Organized Research 07/01/23 - 6/30/2024 53.77% (a)
On Campus - Instruction 07/01/23 - 6/30/2024 45.75% (a)
On Campus - Other Sponsored Activities 07/01/23 - 6/30/2024 36.84% (a)
Off Campus - All Activities 07/01/23 - 6/30/2024 26.0% (a)
Fringe Benefit Rate 07/01/23 - 06/30/24 24.9%



Distribution Bases

(a) Modified Total Direct Costs (MTDC), as defined in 2 CFR Part 200, consisting of all direct salaries and wages, applicable fringe benefits, materials and supplies, services, travel, and subawards up to the first $25,000 of each subaward (regardless of the period covered by the subawards under the award). MTDC excludes equipment, capital expenditures, charges for patient care, rental costs, tuition remission, scholarships and fellowships, participant support costs and the portion of each subaward in excess of $25,000.
(b) Salaries and wages of faculty and staff including vacation, holiday and sick leave pay and other paid absences of only faculty and staff. Rate does not apply to student employees, research or teaching assistants.