Pre-Award: Data & Rates

This document contains information about personnel costs to use when crafting research grant proposals.

Stipend/Salary Data for Proposals

Student Assistant Stipends and Employee-in-Training Minima

 Title/Base July 1, 2016-June 30, 2017  July 1, 2017-June 30, 2018
 Research Assistants (RA)*
100% time annual - 12 month
 $44,162  $44,162
 Research Assistants (RA)
100% time academic - 9 month
 $36,133  $36,133 effective 8/21/2017
 Program/Project Assistants (PA)
100% time annual - 12 month
 $38,252  $39,590
 Program/Project Assistants (PA)
100% time academic - 9 month
 $31,297  $32,392 effective 8/21/2017
 Research Associates "Post Docs" - Minimum rate
100% time annual - 12 month
 $33,583  $33,583
 Research Associates "Post Docs" - Minimum rate
100% time academic - 9 month
  $27,483  $27,483
 Student hourly - Minimum rate  $7.25/hr   $9.00/hr effective 9/1/2016

NOTE:  For most current information on the above, see the last page of the: Unclassified Title Guidelines and the Office of Fellowships & Funding Resources.

*Limitation on Graduate Assistant Appointments. Teaching, program/project assistant and research assistant appointments offer students who are actively pursuing advanced degrees the opportunity to obtain valuable academic experience. These titles are not intended to be used as substitutes for other employment titles (i.e., lecturer).


 Fringe Benefit Rates** FY16-17 (7/1/16-6/30/17)  FY17-18 (7/1/17-6/30/18)
 Regular faculty and academic staff
 39.7% 35.0%
 University Staff
 51.6%  44.6%
 Limited Term Employees (LTEs) 9.8% 8.6%
 Research Associates ("Post Docs"/Graduate Interns)   24.7%   22.2%
 Research Assistants (RAs), Project Assistants (PAs), Teaching Assistants (TAs), Pre-Doc Fellows/Trainees   23.5%  23.0%
 Fellows/Trainees at the post-doc level  17.4%  16.5%
 Student Hourly Employees    3.3%
 3.2%

**Use 1% inflator over previous year for out years in proposal budgets.  Rates are usually set mid-spring for 7/1 of the same year.


Tuition Remission

* As of 2016 Fall Semester, the surcharge assessment is $6,000 per semester.

More information on this policy may be found at:



Facilities & Administrative Costs

Please see RSP's F&A Rate Table.

Background information on these rates may be found at: RSP Rates Page.


Other Frequently Requested Data

The University DUNS number, official address, assurance numbers and more can be found at the RSP Frequently Requested Factual Data.

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Owner:Kelly M.Group:College of Letters & Science
Created:2014-12-10 11:38 CSTUpdated:2017-06-19 14:27 CST
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