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Institutional Data

This Towson University institutional data should be used in the preparation of proposals.

Mailing Address

All original award documents are maintained in the OSPR. The mailing address should be the OSPR, not the PI's address. The PI should be listed only as the technical contact.

Office of Sponsored Programs & Research Award Technical Matters: Handled by the P.I.
Towson University
8000 York Road
Contractual Matters: Handled by the Office of Sponsored Programs & Research
Towson, MD 21252 Fiscal Matters: Handled by OSPR Post Award Grant Financial Management
Attention: Office of Sponsored Programs & Research  

The applicant is Towson University; therefore, the university is the only legal entity that can accept awards. The only authorized signatory is the Provost or designee, the Assistant Vice President for Research, and that signatory's designee. The only authorized signature for contracts and award documents is the Provost, the Vice President of Administration and Finance and Chief Fiscal Officer's, or his designee.

Authorized University Signatory*

For Proposals
Ms. Amy L. Taylor
Assistant Vice President for Research

For Contracts and Award Documents
Dr. Timothy Chandler
Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs

Identification Numbers

IRS Federal Employer ID Number 526002033
D-U-N-S Number 143372741
DHEW(OE) Entity Number 1526002033B4 (used with U.S. DHHS applications)
CAGE (Commercial and Government Entity) Code Number 3WKS9
FICE (Federal Interagency Committee on Education) Number 002099 
IPEDS (Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System) ID   164076

Current Facilities and Administrative Cost Information

On-Campus
45% modified total direct costs (all programs) (effective 7/1/10)

Off-Campus
25% modified total direct costs (effective 7/1/10)

Modified total direct costs are defined as total direct costs less capital expenditures (buildings, individual items of equipment, alterations and renovations) and subawards.  Equipment is defined as a single item with an acquisition cost of $5,000 or more and a useful life of more than one year.

Fringe Benefit Rate
33% of salaries/wages for regular faculty (academic year)
38% of salaries/wages for TU regular Staff
8% of salaries/wages for faculty (summer)
8% of salaries/wages for contingent staff and for student employees (year round)

Cognizant Audit Agency
US Department of Health and Human Services

Effective date of latest negotiated Facilities and Administrative Cost (F&A) rate
July 1, 2010

University Information

Towson University, established January 15, 1866, is a public liberal arts-based comprehensive university that is nonprofit, tax-exempt, and state-supported, as determined by the federal Internal Revenue Code and Maryland state statutes. It is one of the 12 member institutions of the University System of Maryland. The university is accredited by the Middle States Association of Colleges and Secondary Schools and the Maryland State Board of Education.

Compliances/Certifications

Federal Wide Assurance (FWA) for Human Subjects: FWA00003648
Expiration Date: 09/27/2016
IRB Name: Towson U IRB #1
IRB Registration Number: IRB00002844
Animal Welfare Assurance Number  A3765-01

TU is in compliance with the Public Health Service Policy on the Human Care and Use of Laboratory Animals, revised September 1986.  TU is in compliance with Titles VI and VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Equal Pay Act of 1963, Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, Titles VII and VIII of the Public Health Service Act, Executive Order 11246/11375, section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, and section 303 of the Age Discrimination Act of 1975, Pregnancy Discrimination Act of 1978, EEOC guidelines on sexual harassment of 1980, the Civil Rights Restoration Act of 1988, and the Governor's Code of Fair Practices of 1988.

TU also has Drug-Free Workplace, Conflict of Interest, and Scholarly Misconduct policies and procedures.  Effective August 19, 1991, all federally-funded sponsored projects that involve human participants need to certify that the IRB (Institutional Review Board for the Protection of Human Participants) has approved the protocol. All  certifications must be completed by the OSPR. When submitting a proposal to the OSPR, please attach all blank certification forms to the Proposal Review and Approval Form so that we may have them signed by the university signatory.

The OSPR has on file a tax exempt statement and a list of the Board of Regents if copies are needed of these documents. 

State Government Information

9th Congressional District
State Senator: State Representative to the General Assembly: (District 9B)
Jim Brochin (D-42) Susan W. Krebs
James Senate Office Building, Room 221 Lowe House Office Building, Room 311
11 Bladen Street 6 Bladen Street
Annapolis, MD 21401 Annapolis, MD 21401
(301) 841-3706 (301) 858-3200

 Federal Government Information

US Representative (2nd District):

US Senators:

C.A.Dutch Ruppersberger Benjamin L. Cardin
  509 Hart Senate Office Building
  Washington, DC 20510
  Barbara A. Mikulski
  503 Hart Senate Office Building
  Washington, DC 20510

State Review of Applications

Some applications to federal agencies must also be reviewed by the Maryland State Clearinghouse as covered by State Executive Order 12372. This review requires that we submit a copy of such a proposal to the MSC at the time it is submitted to the federal agency. Please check with the OSPR to determine if this is the case with your application.

Please Note: This information is updated periodically. However, because some of the information is subject to change at any time, you should contact the Office of Sponsored Programs & Research (OSPR) at 410-704-2236 for verification before putting it in proposal applications.


Office of Sponsored Programs & Research
212E Administration Building

Phone: 410-704-2236
Fax: 410-704-4494
E-mail: ospr@towson.edu

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