Rates, Facts and Figures

This page provides information that may prove useful in preparing proposals for Federal and Non-Federal Sponsors. Office of Research Services are available to assist faculty during proposal development and submission.

1. Official Institution Name and Address

Georgetown University
Main Campus Office of Research Services
Box 571168
Washington, DC 20057-1168

2. Official Institution Business Officers

Jesse Szeto, Senior Director, Office of Research Services
Tel: (202) 687-5597
Email: jesse.szeto@georgetown.edu
Fax: (202) 687-4555

Rocio Marino-Crumley, Manager Grants and Contracts Team, Office of Research Services
Tel: (202) 687-2475
Email: rm236@georgetown.edu

3. Authorized University Proposal Signatories

  • Jesse Szeto, Senior Director ORS, (202) 687-5597
  • Rocío Mariño-Crumley, Manager of Grants and Contracts Team, (202) 687-2475
  • Marie A. McElroy, Senior Grants and Contracts Administrator, (202) 687-3641
  • Ruel Hector Tiongson, Senior Grants and Contracts Administrator, (202) 687-8415
  • Lakshmi Arumugam, Senior Grants and Contracts Administrator, (202) 687-0813
  • Nikki Lewis, Senior Grants and Contracts Administrator, (202) 687-8480
  • Blair Ribeiro, Senior Grants and Contracts Administrator, (202) 687-5534

4. Fringe Benefits and Facilities & Administration (F&A) Rates

Georgetown University negotiates its fringe benefit rate annually and its facilities and administration (F&A) rate every three years with DHHS Division of Cost Allocation. The latest University’s Federally Negotiated Indirect Cost Rate Agreement (NICRA) is dated January 28, 2020 and should be included in all proposals.

a. Fringe Benefit Rates

The following fringe benefit rates are updated as per University’s Federally Negotiated Indirect Cost Rate Agreement (NICRA) signed in January 28, 2020

Effective from July 1, 2019 to June 30, 2020

Effective from July 1, 2020 to June 30, 2021

Faculty and Staff (75%-100%), and Adjuncts (75%-100%)*


Faculty and Staff (75%-100%), and Adjuncts (75%-100%)*


Post-Doctoral Fellows, Residents and Interns (Main, Medical and Law)


Post-Doctoral Fellows, Residents and Interns (Main, Medical and Law)


Faculty and Staff (50%-74%), and Adjuncts (50%-74%)


Faculty and Staff (50%-74%), and Adjuncts (50%-74%)


Temporary Workers, Part Time Faculty and Staff (1%-49%), Adjuncts (1%-49%) 


Temporary Workers, Part Time Faculty and Staff (1%-49%), Adjuncts (1%-49%) 


Students (Graduate and Undergraduate) (Academic Year and Summer months)



*  Fringe rate is reduced by 12% when employee calendar YTD pay reaches $125k and reduced to 0% when calendar YTD pay reaches $205k. These limits are set by the University’s Human Resources Office and by the University’s Executive Committee and are subject to change.    

b. Indirect Cost Rates

Federal Grants

On Campus (Effective January 28, 2020 until amended)

Activity TypeRatePeriod
Organized Research55.5%07/01/2019-06/30/2020
Organized Research56.0% 07/01/2020-06/30/2022
Instruction42.0% 07/01/2019-06/30/2020
Instruction44.0% 07/01/2020-06/30/2022
Other Sponsored Activities35.5% 07/01/2019-06/30/2022

Off Campus (Effective January 28, 2020 until amended)

Activity TypeRatePeriod
All Programs26%07/01/2019-06/30/2022

Non-Federal Grants

  • Pharmaceutical Agreements – 30%*
  • Foundation and Corporation Agreements – 15%*

* When a sponsor has a published IDC rate, that rate will be adhered to. When the sponsor does not have a published rate, the University typically charges 30% for pharmaceutical agreements and 15% for foundation / other corporate agreements, although the University will accept the maximum rate that the sponsor is willing to allow. Please provide documentation for the IDC rate you are using as part of the proposal package in GU Pass.

c. Exceptions for IDC Reduction

There are exceptions where an IDC reduction or waiver are considered. The PI must request a Vice-Provost of Research approval of this reduction/waiver by email. This approval must be included along with the proposal package routed for internal approval via GU Pass.

5. Application of Indirect Cost Rate

a. On Federal Grants

Calculate indirect cost by multiplying modified total direct cost by the appropriate indirect cost rate. Modified total direct cost is total direct cost minus the cost of the items below.

Alterations/Renovations to office or laboratory space
Equipment ($5,000 and over)
Human subjects incentive payments
Patient care
Participant costs
Rental of off-campus facilities
Student tuition
Subawards (amount above the first $25,000 of each subaward)

Equipment is defined as an article of non-expendable tangible personal property having a useful life of more than two years, and an acquisition cost of $5,000 or more.

b. On Non Federal Grants

Calculate Indirect Cost by multiplying total direct cost by the appropriate indirect cost rate. No items are excluded from the Indirect Cost calculation for Non-Federal Grants.

6. Institutional ID Numbers

CAGE Number:  0UVA6 – Exp January 13/2021
DUNS Number: 04-951-5844
IRS Employer Identification Number/TIN: 53-019-6603
NSF Organization Code:  0014456000
PHS Entity Number: 1-530196603-A1
Unemployment Insurance I.D. Number: 82-0885
CEC Number:  04-052-594B
Central Contractor Registration (CCR) TPIN Number:  1998C191469

Organization Legal Name: Georgetown University

Address: 37th & O St. NW, Washington DC 20007

Congressional District: DC-001

7. North American Industry Classification Codes (NAICS)

541711 – Research and Development in Biotechnology
541712  – Research and Development in the Physical, Engineering and Life Sciences (except Biotechnology)
611310 – Colleges, Universities and Professional Schools
621512 – Diagnostic Imaging Centers

8. Assurance and Compliance Numbers

Civil Rights Compliance Number: NS 7204, Filed June 1971
Federal-Wide Assurance ID (FWA #):  FWA00001080; 2002
DHHS Cost Sharing Agmt. Date: December 7, 1984
PHS Animal Welfare Assurance Number: A3282-01
Misconduct in Science Latest Annual Report Date: January 25, 1994
FICE number: 001445

9. Cognizant Audit Agency (Current)

Director, Non-Federal Audits
Office of Inspector General
U.S. Department of Education
Wanamaker Building
100 Penn Square East, Suite 502
Philadelphia, PA 19107
Phone:  (215) 656-6900
Fax:  (215) 656-6397

10. Cognizant Federal Agency

Department of Health and Human Services- DHHS

Mr. Darryl W. Mayes -Deputy Director Cost Allocation Services

Phone: (301) 492-4855

11. Disclosure Statement Filing Information

U.S. Department of Health & Human Services
Mr. Arif Karim
Branch Chief–Colleges & Universities, Hospitals and Nonprofit Organizations
Cohen Building, Room 1067
330 Independence Avenue, SW
Washington, DC 20201
Date Disclosure Statement was filed: 03/12/2015

12. NIH Salary Cap

Beginning January 5, 2020, the National Institutes of Health’s salary limitation on grants, cooperative agreements, and contracts is $197,300.  For additional information, please refer to NOT-OD-20-065. This salary limitation is also applicable to Bureau of Health Professions (BHP) and Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) awards.

13. Cost Accounting Standards Board Disclosure Statement (CASB DS-2)

The University’s DS-2 disclosure statement regarding its cost accounting standards can be accessed at the Sponsored Programs Financial Office Sponsored Accounting Policy Guides webpage and is also linked directly here.  

14. University Tax Documents

The Tax Department has the most up-to-date list of all University-related tax documents, many that are already available for download. 

15. Banking Information, including ACH and wire instructions and bank letter

16. Other useful links

Last updated on July 27, 2020