Institutional Information

Codes and Numbers

DUNS Number (Data Universal Numbering System)                                                                                            172750234

EIN or TIN (Employer/Taxpayer ID Number)                                                                                                       63-0477348

CAGE Code (Commercial & Governmental Entity Code)                                                                                               1NZ96

Human Subjects FWA (Federal-wide Assurance) expires 11/01/16                                                                        00001602

IACUC Animal Welfare Assurance number (Institutional Animal Care & Use Committee)                                      A3288-01

Congressional District                                                                                                                                                  AL-001 

OPE Number (Office of Post-Secondary Education)                                                                                                00105700

IPEDS Code (Integrated Post-Secondary Education Data System)                                                                              102094

NACIS Classification Code (North American Industry Classification System)                                                              611310

NSF Fastlane Awardee Code (National Science Foundation)                                                                              0010579000

NIH Institutional Profile Number (National Institutes of Health)                                                                                130401

DHHS EIN number (U.S. Department of Health & Human Services)                                                               1630477348A1

 

Institutional Official Contacts

Applicant Legal Name                                                                                                               University of South Alabama

Type of Applicant (for SF-424 Forms)                                                              Public/State Controlled Institution of Higher Education

Authorized Organizational Representative (AOR)*                                                 Ms. Lynne U. Chronister, VP for Research                                                                                                                                                             & Economic Development 

Contact Address                                                                                                             Research & Economic Development                                                                                                                                                          University of South Alabama                                                                                                                                                   307 N. University Blvd., AD 200                                                                                                                                                                 Mobile, AL, 36688-0002

Phones & Email Address                                                                                                                    Phone: (251) 460-6333                                                                                                                                                                       Fax: (251) 460-7955                                                                                                                                                                                awards@southalabama.edu

**Use "awards" for proposals in lieu of the VP's personal email address

Contact for Pre-Award Negotiation & Post-Award Administrative Issues                                   Ms. Gina Hedberg, Director                                                                                                                                  Sponsored Projects Administration, AD 200                                                                                                                                                                              (251) 460-7888                                                                                                                                                       ghedberg@southalabama.edu

Contact Person for Financial Administration                                                                       Mr. G. Scott Weldon, Assistant VP                                                                                                                                                               Financial Affairs, AD 380                                                                                                                                                                              (251) 460-6241                                                                                                                                                        sweldon@southalabama.edu                                                                                                                         

*Official who is designated to give assurances, make commitments, and execute such documents on behalf of the University of South Alabama as may be required by federal and state agencies and other organizations which provide financial assistance to the University. The signature of an authorized official certifies that commitments made on grant proposals can be honored; and ensures that all sponsored agreements conform to federal regulations, agency guidelines, and University policies.

 

Facilities & Administrative Cost Information

Contact Federal Agency                                                                              Department of Health & Human Services (DHHS)                                                                                                                                                             Division of Cost Allocation 

Federal Agency Contact Person                                                                                                 Darryl Mayes, (301) 492-4855

Current Rate Agreement Effective Date                                                                                                              June 26, 2013

 

Restricted F&A Rates - If the proposal guidelines prohibit or restrict F&A Rates, contact SPA for assistance.

Methodology to determine F&A - The Modified Total Direct Cost (MTDC) Base multiplied by the appropriate percentage rate (unless the proposal guidelines require another methodology).

MTDC Base includes: salaries, wages, fringe benefits, travel, supplies, services, consultants & the first $25,000 of each sub-award.

MTDC Base excludes: equipment, capital expenditures, patient care costs, tuition remission, scholarships, fellowships, rental costs for off-site facilities, & all costs over $25,000 of each sub-award.                                                                                                                                                                                                                      

 

F&A Cost Rates

F&A COST RATES: Effective Period
From To Rate(%) Locations Applicable To
10/01/2013 09/30/2015 51.00 On-campus Organized Research - Medicine
10/01/2015 09/30/2017 51.50 On-campus Organized Research - Medicine
10/01/2012 09/30/2017 38.50 On-campus Organized Research - Others
10/01/2010 09/30/2017 26.00 Off-campus Organized Research - Others
10/01/2012 09/30/2017 50.00 On-campus Instruction
10/01/2012 09/30/2017 26.00 Off-campus Instruction
10/01/2012 09/30/2017 35.00 On-campus Other Sponsored Activities
10/01/2012 09/30/2017 26.00 Off-campus Other sponsored Activities
10/01/17 Until Amended Use same rates and conditions as those cited for fiscal year ending September 30, 2017.
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MTDC Base:
Modified total direct costs (MTDC), consisting of all salaries and wages, fringe benefits, materials, supplies, services, travel and sub-grants and subcontracts up to the first $25,000 of each sub-grant or subcontract (regardless of the period covered by the sub-grant or subcontract). Modified total direct costs shall exclude equipment, capital expenditures, charges for patient care, tuition remission, rental costs of off-site facilities, scholarships, and fellowships as well as the portion of each sub-grant and subcontract in excess of $25,000.
Fringe Benefits:
Fringe benefits are specifically identified to each employee and are charged individually as direct costs. The fringe benefits for all full-time employees (faculty and staff) should be budgeted at 25% of their salary.

 

Facilities and Administration Costs (F&A), indirect or overhead costs are costs incurred for common or joint objectives and therefore cannot be identified readily and specifically with a particular sponsored project, an instructional activity, or any other institutional activity.  For example, departmental secretaries, office supplies, classrooms, electricity, security, and other general administrative costs such as personnel, purchasing, and services of the controller’s office.

F&A Costs are negotiated with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services as the University cognizant agency and must be consistently applied to budgets both federal and non-federal. Rates include on and off campus rates for Research, Instruction, and Other. The exception to using the negotiated F&A Cost rate is when a sponsor has a documented policy limiting or disallowing F&A Cost rates. The policy must be attached to the University Transmittal Form during proposal routing.Facilities and Administration Costs, indirect or overhead costs are those costs incurred for common or joint objectives and therefore cannot be identified readily and specifically with a particular sponsored project, an instructional activity, or any other institutional activity.  For example, departmental secretaries, office supplies, classrooms, electricity, security, and other general administrative costs such as personnel, purchasing, and services of the controller’s office.

The University F&A Costs rate is based on Modified Total Direct Costs (MTDC) = Total Direct Costs less equipment, capital expenditures, charges for patient care, tuition remission, rental costs of off-site facilities, scholarships, and fellowships as well as the portion of each subgrant and subcontract in excess of $25,000.  These budget items are deducted from total direct costs before calculating F&A Costs.