How To

Deposit a Check or EFT Transfer for Sponsored Projects

Checks  and any remittance advice or backup received in the department for payment on sponsored projects must be forwarded to the Sponsored Receivables Lockbox for deposit (see addresses below). 

Do not mail or hand deliver checks to the Office of Sponsored Research or Sponsored Receivables Management office. Payments are to be made payable to Stanford University and mailed to the Sponsored Receivables Lockbox. Sponsors should be instructed to send checks directly to the Sponsored Receivables Lockbox address.

A PDF copy of the check and the backup should be emailed to to ensure that the check is received and properly applied.

Each check payment must reference:

  • the research project title

  • agreement or study number

  • invoice number

  • award or SPO number 

  • the name of the PI (Principle Investigator)

Mailing Addresses and Wire Transfer Information

First Class Mail

Stanford University Lockbox
P.O. Box 884253
Los Angeles, CA 90088-4253

FedEx Certified or Overnight Mail

Wells Fargo Lockbox Services - #0144253
Stanford University
3440 Flair Drive
El Monte, CA 91731

Verification of Package Receipt: (510) 745-5200
Point of Contact/New customer setup: (213) 614-3014

Automated Clearing House (ACH), Electronic Funds Transfer (EFT), or Wire Transfer

For ACH and EFT transfers via ACH or wire, the bank information is below. Please include in the message field what the payment is for such as the research project title, agreement or study number, invoice number, award or Stanford SPO number, and the name of the Principal Investigator for identification.

Bank Name: Wells Fargo Bank
Address: 420 Montgomery Street, San Francisco, CA 94104
Swift Code/BIC (Foreign): WFBIUS6S
ACH/Wire Routing/ABA (Domestic): 121000248
Bank Account: Email (Receivables/Cash Management) to obtain the bank account number.

Stanford Tax ID: 941156365