Institutional Information

The Columbia Institutional Information Sheet provides very important information in order to complete your grant application. Often this information is needed on the Proposal Face Sheet/Cover Sheet. Please note that there is different information listed for the Morningside and CUMC campuses.

Besides basic institutional information, there is pertinent information on the Sheet that you will need when preparing your budget. This includes Indirect Cost Rates, Fringe Rates, NIH Salary Cap information, GRA Cap Considerations, and other important budgetary items.

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Institutional Information for Applications

Updated: June 21, 2017

Jump to the most requested information:

Institution's Legal Name:

The Trustees of Columbia University in the City of New York

Name of individual to be
notified if award is made:

Rudina Odeh-Ramadan, Associate Vice President for Research Administration

Sponsored Projects Administration
Columbia University

615 West 131st Street
6th Floor, Mail Code 8725
New York, NY 10027-7922 
Ph: (212) 854-6851
Fax: (212) 854-2738 
Medical Center:
630 West 168th Street, Box 49
New York, New York 10032-3702
Ph: (212) 305-4191
Fax: (212) 305-3697

E-mail Address for Receipt of
Electronic Notice of Grant Awards:


Medical Center:

If awarded, check should be drawn to:

The Trustees of Columbia University in the City of New York

University Fiscal Officer:

Barbara Hough

Vice President, Controller and Treasurer; Office of the Controller

Columbia University
615 West 131st Street, 3rd Floor-Studebaker Bldg
New York, NY 10027

Check Mailing Address:

(Please indicate the sponsor's name, the investigator's name, the sponsored project account number, and grant number, if known, on check.)

Checks should NOT be sent to SPA

Columbia University

Sponsored Projects Finance

P.O. Box 29789
General Post Office
New York, NY 10087-9789

(This is Columbia University's LOCKBOX)

Type of Organization:

Private, Non-Profit, 501(c)(3)


Charitable Organization Exempt Status Certification (click here)

Taxpayer Identification Number (TIN):


Federal Employer Identification Number (EIN) 

General EIN Number: 


For NIH Proposals:

Morningside: 135598093A1  

Medical Center: 135598093A7

Institutional Profile No (IPF)

  • Morningside: 1833202
  • Medical Center: 1833205

Congressional District:

Cover page of SF424 should reflect NY-013.

Project/Performance Site Location(s)should reflect the following districts of where the actual work is taking place:

  • Morningside Campus: NY-010
  • Medical Center: NY-013
  • Manhattanville Campuses: NY-013
  • Lamont-Doherty and Nevis Labs: NY-017


New York State Senate and Assembly Districts:

Morningside Campus:

Senate District 30

Assembly District: 69


Senate District 31

Assembly District: 72

Lamont Doherty:

Senate District: 38

Assembly District: 97


Senate District: 31

Assembly District: 70

Nevis Laboratories:

Senate District: 35

Assembly District: 92


Dun & Bradstreet (DUNS):

  • Morningside Campus: 049179401
  • Medical Center: 621889815

Commercial and Government
Entity (CAGE) Code:

  • Morningside: 1B053
  • Medical Center: 3FHD3

Federal Interagency Committee on
Education (FICE) Institution Code:


Cognizant Agency 
Mr. Louis Martillotti
Branch Chief
Division of Cost Allocation
Department of Health and Human Services
26 Federal Plaza
Room 41-122
New York, NY  10278 
Ph: (212) 264-2069

Standard Industrial Code:


Cost Accounting Standards Board
Disclosure Date:

December 12, 1996

Federal Interagency Committee on Education (FICE) No.


North American Industry Classification System (NAICS)


European Commission Participant Identification Code (PIC #)  998269778

NIH Compensation Levels:

  • NEW - INTERIM NIH Salary Cap effective 1/8/2017: $187,000 (read interim guidance NOT-OD-17-049)
  • NIH Salary Cap effective 1/10/2016: $185,100 (NOT-OD-16-045)
  • NEW - NRSA Pre-doctoral/Post-doctoral Stipend Levels for 2017 (NOT-OD-17-003)
GRA Information
  • Columbia Tuition Rates and Fees
  • **Note - the maximum amount awarded by the NIH for the support of a graduate student supported on a research grant or a cooperative agreement is tied to the zero level National Research Service Award (NRSA) stipend in effect at the time the grant award is issued.  For FY17, it is $47,484.

Current federal Government Fringe Rate:*

See Controller's Office for more fringe rate information, and specific information regarding student employees.











28.9% (for Columbia student salaries, 8.15%)

27.1% (for Columbia student salaries, 8.15%)

28.2% (for Columbia student salaries, 8.15%)

30.0% (for Columbia student salaries, 8.15%)

31.0% (for Columbia student salaries, 8.15%)

33.3% (for Columbia student salaries, 8.15%)

31.9% (for Columbia student salaries, 8.15%)

28.5% (for Columbia student salaries, 8.15%)



* Applies to awards from all levels of government


Current Non-Government Agencies Fringe Rate:

See Controller's Office for more fringe rate information, and specific information regarding student employees.











29.75% (for Columbia student salaries, 8.15%)

29.5% (for Columbia student salaries, 8.15%)

30.5% (for Columbia student salaries, 8.15%)

32.5% (for Columbia student salaries, 8.15%)

33.7% (for Columbia student salaries, 9.15%)

33.7% (for Columbia student salaries, 8.86%)

33.7% (for Columbia student salaries, 8.25%)

32.7% (for Columbia student salaries, 8.36%)

31.7% (for Columbia student salaries, 9.07%)

31.1% (for Columbia student salaries, 9.28%)

Type of IC/F&A Agreement:

Provisional as of 7/1/14 until amended (PROV)

Base of IC/F&A Agreement:

Modified Total Direct Cost (MTDC) *

*"consisting of all salaries and wages, fringe benefits, materials, supplies, services, travel, and subgrants and subcontracts (up to the first $25,000 of each subgrant or subcontract (regardless of the period covered by the subgrant or subcontract)). Modified total direct costs shall exclude equipment, capital expenditures, charges for patient care, tuition remission, rental costs of off-site facilities, scholarships, fellowships as well as the portion of each subgrant and subcontract in excess of $25,000."

Definition of equipment (per Uniform Guidance 200.33)


IC/F&A Rates are currently provisional rates (as of 7/1/14) and are applicable to grants, contracts, and other agreements with the Federal Government. Rates should be calculated on a base schema of direct costs as specified by the sponsor such as the Modified Total Direct Cost rate described above.

Government F&A rates:

Current Rate Agreement for FY17, 7/01/16 - 6/30/2017: 

History of Previous Rate Agreements:

Non-Government Sponsors:

  • F & A rate is dependent on the sponsor's guidelines. Please consult your assigned Project Officer with any questions.

Industry Sponsored Research Agreements (SRAs) and Industry Sponsored Clinical Trials:

  • F & A rates vary by school. Please consult your Licensing Officer at Columbia Technology Ventures at

Human Subjects Federal-Wide Assurance:

  • Columbia University Medical Center

FWA# 00002636, Expiration 1/20/2021

  • New York Presbyterian Hospital

FWA# 00002635, Expiration 1/27/2021

  • Columbia University (Morningside)

FWA# 00003831, Expiration 2/3/2021

For copies of these assurances, please go to the IRB's website, and look under 'Federalwide Assurance.'

Protection of Human Subjects Assurance Form: OMB No. 0990-0263 (click here).


Laboratory Animals Animal Welfare Assurance:

Morningside and Medical Center
  • Assurance Number: A3007-01
  • Effective 07/31/2013
  • Expires 07/31/2017

Accreditation by the Association for Assessment and Accreditation of Laboratory Animal Care International (AAALAC) since:

June 16, 1989

NYS DOH Animal Care & Use Certificate Number: A141

Institute of Comparative Medicine's Animal Care Per Diem Rates:

Current and Projected Future Rates 


Radioisotopes NRC License:


Misconduct in Science Assurance Date:

February 7, 2000

Travel Policy:

Columbia University's Travel & Business Expense Policies & Procedures