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Institutional data for grant proposals

The information listed below is often needed for applications requesting funding from foundations, corporations and government agencies. 

About Linfield University

For data about student enrollment, demographics and retention, as well as tuition, financial aid, and university finances, go to Institutional Research.


  • McMinnville Campus (Yamhill County) 900 SE Baker Street McMinnville, OR 97128-6894
  • Portland Campus (Multnomah County) 2215 NW Northup Street Portland, OR 97210-2932

Authorized Institutional Official

Mary Ann Rodriguez
Vice President of Finance and Administration
Telephone: (503) 883-2640

Government Information

Oregon Senate District: 012 (Portland Campus: 013)
Oregon House District: 024 (Portland Campus: 033)
U.S. Congressional District: 01
U.S. Representative: Suzanne Bonamici
U.S. Senators: Ron Wyden & Jeff Merkley

Institutional Dates and Classification

The founding of Linfield University: January 30, 1858
Date of 501(c)(3): March 3, 1938
Date of 501(9)(a): November 23, 1971

Institutional Numbers for Federal Forms

DUNS Number: 055968317-0000 (extra zeros needed for NEH applications)
IRS Tax ID Number: 93-0391586
CAGE Code: 06JL5
National Science Foundation (NSF): 0031989000

Rates & Calculations for Budgets


Course Release Calculation: 12.5% of the Institutional Base Salary per individual course

Summer Salary Calculation: Up to 2.5 months of the Institutional Base Salary (limited to 2 months for proposals to the National Science Foundation)

Institutional Base Salary (IBS): At Linfield University, the IBS compensates employees for their primary job responsibilities. It does not include supplemental payments (one time or recurring), administrative supplements, and/or compensation for special programs and activities. Additionally, IBS does not include payments from other organizations or income that individuals are permitted to earn outside of their institutional responsibilities, such as consulting. The IBS rate must be used as the base salary on all grant proposals. This definition aligns with federal guidelines found in Uniform Guidance, section 200.430 - Compensation Personal Services.

Faculty Example: The IBS for faculty includes compensation for teaching, professional achievement, service and administrative responsibilities based on the official university faculty salary scale. It excludes bonuses, one-time stipends (e.g., for teaching Colloquium, holding a professorship), overload payments (e.g., for teaching January Term/OCE courses), consulting fees, and external employment.  

Fringe Benefits:

  • Faculty Fringe Benefit Rate Academic Year: 27% of annual salary plus individual medical package (call Greg Copeland)
  • Student Fringe Benefit Rate Academic Year: 1%
  • Faculty Fringe Benefit Rate Summer (FICA): 8.5% of summer stipend 
  • Student Fringe Benefit Rate Summer (FICA): 8.5% of summer stipend
  • Student Wage Rate: Oregon Minimum Wage (depends on the location of the work performed)

Student Housing: Students working more than 20 hours a week in the summer receive housing at a reduced rate of $500 (June - August). 

Travel:  Mileage Reimbursement: 56 cents per mile


  • Per Diem for Cash Expenses ($51): Breakfast ($12.75), lunch ($12.75) and dinner ($25.50)
  • Per Diem for Federal Grants: Domestic and International

Institutional Funds for Conferences: $1,400 for junior faculty and $1,200 for senior faculty

General Funds
: Each full-time faculty member receives $600 to pursue research and development every other year.

Indirect Cost/Facilities and Administrative Rate: See Linfield's Indirect Cost Policy.

Additional Information

For more information about institutional data, please contact Jennifer Ballard, director of institutional research by email or at 503-883-2509.