Research & Sponsored Programs

Proposal Preparation Frequently Asked Questions



Facts that will help in preparing applications

Submitting Organization

Western Washington University
(Do not list department name in this section)

General Business Address & Address for Official Correspondence

Office of Research and Sponsored Programs
516 High St
Mail Stop 9038
Tel: 360.650.2884
Fax: 360.650.6811

Type of Organization

State Institution of Higher Education

Congressional District


Official Authorized to Sign Proposals

Gautam Pillay
Vice Provost for Research

Financial Contact and Sponsored Project Payment Address

Theresa Barnhart;
Keith Lyon;
333 32nd Street
Bellingham, Washington 98225

Federal Cognizant Audit Agency

Washington State Office of Financial Management PO Box 43113
Olympia, WA 98504-3113

Date of Indirect Cost Rate Agreement )
(may also be referred to as Facilities & Administrative Cost Agreement)


June 2018

Institutional Assurance Numbers

FWA: 00001207

Principal Investigator, Project Director, or Technical Contact

Faculty member’s name

Campus Address

Faculty member’s or Department’s Address

Employer Federal ID Number/IRS Number


DUNS Number (Dun & Bradstreet Number)


CAGE Code (Commercial and Government Entity Code)


Standard F&A Rates for Research – calculated as percentage of salaries and wages

DHHS negotiated rate on salaries and wages of 54.8% on campus; 14.6% off campus

Fringe Benefits – these figures are provided for
federal grants, we may charge higher fringe benefits for staff on privately funded grants

30% for PI and Co-PI academic year salaries
45% for staff
10% for grads and undergrads