Frequently Needed Information

Name of Applicant Organization: 
University of Kentucky Research Foundation

Address of Applicant Organization:
500 South Limestone 
109 Kinkead Hall
Lexington, KY 40526-0001
Ph: (859) 257-9420
Fax: (859) 323-1060

The above address should be used for federal proposals.  For packages, the address should be used in the Applicant Organization section and the Authorized Official sections.  For NSF proposals, use the above address in the Place of Performance section.

For non-federal proposals and USPS or Courier delivery use:
109 Kinkead Hall
Lexington, KY 40506-0057
Ph: (859) 257-9420
Fax: (859) 323-1060

Remittance address for checks / Payments:
University of Kentucky Research Foundation
c/o PNC Bank 
P.O. Box 931113
Cleveland, OH 44193

Remittance by ACH
Please contact to request bank information for electronic payments.

Official Authorized to Sign / Legally Bind Applicant Organization:
Kim C. Carter, Associate Director
University of Kentucky Research Foundation
(determine which address to use per instructions above)

Research Financial Services / Fiscal contact:
Paige G. Brown, Director 
337 Frank D Peterson Service Building
Lexington, KY 40506-0005
(859) 257-3662

Fringe Benefits

Fringe Benefits

Please note that Student Health and Tuition rates are still estimates.

Benefit Faculty Staff Post Doc

Undergrad Students


5% (for FY21 only)

10% (for FY22 and beyond)

5% (for FY21 only)

10% (for FY22 and beyond)

Social Security 7.65% 7.65% 7.65% 7.65%
Other Fringe



1.11% starting


Total Percent FY21


(19.70% for FY22 and beyond)


(19.84 for FY22 and beyond)



PLUS a Prorated Amount of Health and Life Insurance
Multi-year projects should project a 3% increase in insurance per year. Amounts shown below are for the '20-'21 year. Estimated Student Health costs for future years are provided below. 
Employee $542/mo
Employee & Children $719/mo
Employee & Spouse $885/mo
Employee & Family $1,046/mo
Life Insurance
Details on Rates for Optional Life Insurance Coverage
Life Insurance $3/month $3/month $3/month N/A

NIH Salary Cap: NIH Salary Limitation on Grants and Cooperative Agreements: NOT-OD-20-065

Health Insurance: Health Insurance for TBN (to be named) positions or where the insurance class is unknown, should be calculated at the full family rate. Also, personnel are responsible for any additional insurance provider. See the UK HR page for more information.

Graduate or Undergraduate: Students who carry certain course loads are exempt from FICA. However, at the proposal stage, we suggest you include the FICA for all students because student loads are often below the required level.

Graduate Students: If graduate student wages are budgeted in a proposal, support for graduate student tuition must also be budgeted. Graduate student tuition should be budgeted under "Other" direct costs in the proposal budget. For 20 hr/week research assistants, tuition and health insurance rates are summarized here.

Travel, F&A, etc

Facilities & Administration Costs

Information on the current F&A costs can be found on the primary F&A costs page

Enrichment Program

For information on enrichment eligibility and calculating enrichment splits, visit the Research Enrichment Program page.

Annual Budget Escalation

NOTE: Sponsors may limit escalation. Please check policy and the funding opportunity.

Recommended Rates:
Salaries: No escalation for FY21, 3% for subsequent years (Note: The fringe benefit rate should not be escalated. Use current rates and apply to escalated salaries.)
Other Costs: 5%

Travel Costs

Mileage: 56 cents per mile
Per Diem Rates: Reimbursement of Travel Expenses

Hazardous Waste Recharge Rate

Current rate and GL Accounts to which it applies

Single Audit

Financial Statements and Investor Information

Codes, Accreditation Dates, and Tax Status

Verification of UKRF's Tax Status (pdf)

AAALAC Date: 03/19/2015

Accrediting Body: Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (December, 1982)

Age Discrimination Assurance: 4/23/92

ASAP Recipient ID: 2132497

Civil Rights Assurance: filed 6/17/65 (this assurance corresponds to 45 CFR 80)

Cognizant Federal Agency and Contact: Department of Health & Human Services, Arif Karim, Director, Cost Allocation Services, 7700 Wisconsin Avenue Suite 2300, Bethesda MD 20814, Phone: (214) 767-3261

Commercial and Government Entity (CAGE): 5B333

Congressional District: 6th (KY-006)

Contractor's Establishment Code (CEC): 11-011-857H

Cost Accounting Standards DS-2 Approval Date: 1/1/2010 (DS-2)

Data Universal Numbering System (DUNS) Number: 93-901-7877 (aka Dun and Bradstreet number/code) Note: Some applications are requiring a longer DUNS number. Please add zeros at the end as needed (example - 9390178770000)

DHHS Entity Identification Number: 1616033693C4

Entity Identification Number (EIN): 616033693 (aka Tax Identification Number)

European Commission PIC Number: 951954218

Facilities and Administrative Cost Agreement (Date of Most Recent): 09/28/20

Federal Interagency Committee on Education (FICE): 008744-5

Federalwide Assurance Number: FWA00005295 (replaces former IRB Assurance of Compliance Number and is on file with Department of Health and Human Services) 

Federalwide Assurance Number Approval Date: August 28, 2003 

Federalwide Assurance Number Expiration Date: August 9, 2022 

Handicapped Individuals Assurance: filed 6/14/77

Institutional Profile Number (NIH):  2793601

Misconduct in Science: filed 12/18/91 (no longer on PHS checklist)

NSF Institutional Code : 0019893001 (aka NSF Number)

National Center for Educational Statistics (NCES) ID: 157085

North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) code: 611310

Office of Laboratory Animal Welfare (OLAW) Assurance Number: D16-00217 (A3336-01) Animal Care Number

System for Award Management (SAM) registration valid through: 5/14/21

Sex Discrimination Assurance: filed 4/11/77

Standard Industrial Code (SIC): 8221