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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
Email: obaxter@wpi.edu

Cognizant Agency

Cognizant Agency
Office of Naval Research
ONR Draper
495 Summer Street, Room 103
Boston, MA 02210-2109

ONR Contact
Kenneth Zhou
Telephone: 617-753-4409
Fax: 617-753-4605
Email: kenneth.zhou@navy.mil

Numbers and Codes

Applicant Type

 Private University

Congressional District

 MA-002

County

 Worcester

EIN (Entity ID Number)

 04-2121659

DUNS

 04-1508581

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

 FWA00015024

Commonwealth of MA Vendor Number

 VC 6000157477

Tax Exemption Status

Nonprofit Verification

SAM Expiration Date

January 7th, 2021

Rates and Audit

 

Audit Reports

OMB Audit Reports

F & A Rates

Rate Agreement

Fringe Benefit Agreement

Current Rate Information

Research Assistants:

 

Monthly 

SUGGESTED RATE Year 1

Yearly

SUGGESTED RATE Year 1

MASTER'S DEGREE CANDIDATES:

$2,405

$28,860

PH.D. CANDIDATES (POST-MASTER'S):

$2,652

$31,824

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. The zero level post doc stipend amount for 2017 is $48, 432. https://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/notice-files/NOT-OD-18-175.html

Graduate Tuition
$1,566 per credit hour (effective July 1, 2019). 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 Tuition: 3%

Graduate Health Insurance: The annual rate is $1,252 per individual for AY 19/20.

Important Notes Regarding Graduate Student Appointments

Graduate Students are Paid Biweekly: 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: Graduate student payment deadlines https://web.wpi.edu/Images/CMS/HR2/2017_web_deadline_calendars_graduate.pdf

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

Federally Negotiated Rates

Facilities & Administrative Costs Rate*

PERIOD

RATE

BASE

On Campus - Organized Research 07/01/17 - 6/30/2021 53.77% (a)
On Campus - Instruction 07/01/17 - 6/30/2021 45.75% (a)
On Campus - Other Sponsored Activities 07/01/17 - 6/30/2021 36.84% (a)
Off Campus - All Activities 07/01/17 - 6/30/2021 26.0% (a)

Fringe Benefit Rate

07/01/18 - 6/30/2019

27.7%

(b)

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.

Date of Current Agreement with the Office of Naval Research: Nov 22nd 2017