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Official address for all sponsored project matters:Authorized Institutional Representative:
North Dakota State University
Mailing Address:
NDSU Dept. 4000
P.O. Box 6050
Fargo, ND 58108-6050

Delivery Address:
1735 NDSU Research Park Drive
Fargo, ND 58102
Amy Scott
Assistant Director, Sponsored Programs Administration
Phone: 701.231.8045
Fax: 701.231.8098

Frequently Used Numbers

  • NDSU's EIN #: 45-6002439
  • DUNS Number: 80-388-2299
  • Congressional District: ND1
  • Cage Code: 40341
  • NDSU's Animal Welfare Assurance #: A3244-01
  • USDA Research Facility Registration #: 45-R-002
  • NSF's Institutional Code # assigned to NDSU: 00 29975 000
  • Human Subjects Assurance: FWA00002439
  • Number of NDSU employees

Fringe Benefits Rates:

If you are budgeting employee salaries (faculty, staff, students, etc.) to be paid from a sponsored project (grant), you must also budget a proportionate amount for fringe benefits. Due to the increasing costs of employer paid benefits, fringe benefit rates change from time to time. Sponsored Programs highly recommends that the NDSU campus community utilize the EXCEL spreadsheets provided by NDSU's Human Resource/Payroll Office in order to determine the appropriate level of fringe benefits for all personnel included in your budget.  Please use the EXCEL spreadsheets located here (also available on the NDSU Human Resources/Payroll website):

As an additional resource, the fringe benefit ranges listed below can be used for proposal budgeting purposes.  Please be aware that the lower an annual salary rate is, the higher the fringe benefit rate will be.  Due to the great variance in fringe benefit ranges and the various employee benefit circumstances, it is best to calculate fringe benefits as close to actuals as possible in order to avoid a shortfall in funds available for fringe benefits.  It is important to note that whether you utilize the Human Resources/Payroll EXCEL spreadsheets or the fringe benefit ranges listed below, these percentages are just estimates.  NDSU charges the actual cost of each fringe benefit directly to projects.

Fully Benefited Positions:

Annual Salaries (above $100,000):30%
Annual Salaries (between $75,000 and $99,999):30 - 38%
Annual Salaries (between $50,000 and $74,999):38 - 48%
Annual Salaries (between $25,000 and $49,999):48 - 78%
Annual Salaries (below $24,999):78%

Non-Benefited Positions:

Full-time graduate or undergraduate students:
   (Students taking classes during the semester they are employed.)  
Part-time staff/students that do not meet ACA guidelines:
   (Includes students NOT taking classes during the semester they are 
   employed, such as summer.)
Part-time staff/students that do meet ACA guidelines:10% + $4,564

Facilities & Administrative Cost Rate (Indirect Costs):

NDSU F&A Current Rates

Sponsored ActivityOn CampusOff Campus
Research (effective 7/1/2014–6/30/2018)*45.0% of MTDC26.0% of MTDC
Instruction (effective 7/1/2014–6/30/2018)*50.5% of MTDC26.0% of MTDC
Other Sponsored Activity (effective 7/1/2014–6/30/2018)*43.2% of MTDC26.0% of MTDC
* Effective dates are for projects starting within the date range specified.

See Federally Negotiated F&A Rate Agreement

IMPORTANT REMINDER:  In accordance with NDSU Policy Section 813 subpart 5, the inclusion of F&A is required on every grant and contract proposal, unless such costs are specifically prohibited by the sponsor.  If a funding opportunity has a limitation as to the payment of F&A, PI’s should provide a copy to SPA of the funding opportunity with that section clearly marked at the time the PTF is routed.  In the absence of specific funding opportunity language, if a sponsor has a limitation as to the payment of F&A, then at the time the PTF is routed PI’s should provide a copy of that sponsor’s clear established policy that is publicly posted on their website.

Proposal Routing Procedure:

Please see the Proposal Transmittal Form (PTF), available on the Forms page, for instructions about the process of obtaining university approval to submit a grant proposal. Proposals are due in the SPA Office at least three business days before the proposal submission deadline of the grant agency.

Audit Reports

North Dakota State University receives a biennial audit. To view this information, visit the State of North Dakota Office of the State Auditor website for the Audit Report and click on State of North Dakota Single Audit - For the most current Two Year Period ending on June 30th. 

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Phone: 701.231.8045
Physical/delivery address:  1735 NDSU Research Park Drive/Fargo, ND 58102
Mailing address:  P.O. Box 6050—Dept. 4000/Fargo, ND 58108-6050
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Last Updated: Wednesday, February 14, 2018 2:36:50 PM
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