Institutional Data for Grant Applications

Certain key information regarding Pacific University is frequently requested in a funding application process.

Key Information


Pacific's Data


Federal Employer Identification Number, often called the 'EIN.' This is the number by which the Federal Government identifies Pacific University.
This number is also referred to as the TIN number on occasion.



A widely requested identifying number is the DUNS number. This is a commercially generated number often required by federal and private agencies.


Federal Employed ID Number

The Federal Employed ID Number is a modified version of the EIN, and infrequently is requested for government documents.

1930 386892A1

Indirect Cost Rate

This is the rate the federal government determines reflects the true cost of research at Pacific, and it represents a cost over and above actual costs that we apply to all grants when appropriate. It does apply to all federal research grants, unless otherwise stated.

38 percent

Fringe Benefit Rate

This is the figure added to salaries you seek in a grant. It does not usually apply to student wages. It includes 7.65% for FICA, and it covers your insurance, retirement, pension, health care, employee benefits, taxes, and other costs of your employment.

35 percent

There are a variety of passwords and user names associated with the National Science Foundation's Fastlane and systems,, and the eRA Commons system that manages many government grants. To access to these systems, contact OSSP at, for assistance.

Finally, the OSSP has a series of documents that may be of assistance as you develop your proposal, including:

  • A letter from the U.S. Internal Revenue Service conforming our 501(C)(3) non-profit status
  • The university's federal negotiated Facilities and Administration rate (indirect costs) letter
  • Audited financial statements from the most recent financial year