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Facts Sheet
(Updated 2/6/2019)

FSU Organizational Codes and Numbers

DUNS #: 790877419 CAGE Code: 3S772 NAICS Codes: 611310, 541330 (North American Industry Classification System)
FEIN / FEID: 59-1961248
Federal Employer Identification Number and Federal Tax Identification Number
Congressional District: 2
Use FL-002 in Grants.gov
DHHS Animal Welfare Assurance #: D16-00491 (A3854-01) NSF Institution Code: 0014894000
HHS Federal Wide Assurance (FWA) # for Human Subjects: 00000168 for Grants.Gov NIH Institution Profile #: 513804
HHS Colleges and Universities F&A Rate Agreement is dated: 07/09/2018 FICE Code: 001489 (Federal Interagency Committee on Education)
SAM (System for Award Management) – FSU Sponsored Research Administration maintains an active SAM registration under DUNS # 790877419. The current expiration date is March 29, 2019.
MyFloridaMarketPlace (formerly SPURS) Vendor ID #: F591961248-101 FBI Originating Agency Identification (ORI) #: FL037600
USDA-NIFA Automated Standard Application for Payments (ASAP) Number 2U3OP.

Cognizant Audit Office

DDHS Director of Cost Allocation
Cohen Building Room 1067
330 Independence Avenue SW
Washington DC 20201
(202) 401-2808

Cognizant Contract Administration Office

Office of Naval Research Atlanta
100 Alabama Street Suite 4R15
Atlanta Georgia 30303-3104
(404) 562-1600

Sponsor Salary Limitations

Based on the U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM) Executive and Senior Level Employee Tables for 2018.

NIH, OJP, NIFA, PCORI:
The following annual salary limits (exclusive of fringe benefits and F&A) apply for an individual’s salary charged to projects: HHS NIH: $189,600; DOJ OJP: $208,560; USDA NIFA: $164,200; PCORI: $200,000.
NIH Graduate Student:
The maximum amount awarded by the NIH for the support of a graduate student on a research grant or a cooperative agreement is tied to the ‘zero level’ National Research Service Award (NRSA) stipend in effect at the time the grant award is issued. The amount provided for compensation includes salary or wages, fringe benefits, and tuition remission. The schedule for NRSA stipends can be found at http://grants.nih.gov/training/nrsa.htm (see Kirschstein-NRSA Stipend Levels near the bottom of the NRSA web page).
NSF Senior Personnel:
As a general policy, NSF limits salary compensation for senior project personnel to no more than two months of their regular salary in any one year (Summer through Spring semesters). This limit includes salary compensation received from all NSF-funded grants.
NASA:
In certain research announcements, NASA may limit the amount of direct salary for an investigator on a grant to Executive Level II of the Federal Executive Pay scale. The Executive Level II salary is $189,600 as of January 2018.

Escalation Factors for Proposal Budgets

Sponsored Research Administration encourages investigators to include a reasonable increase in all budget categories to account for inflation in subsequent budget years. Typical increases for salaries and fringe benefits are 1-3% per year. The section on Graduate Tuition Waivers suggests a 1% escalation factor. Escalation rates may be limited by the sponsor. Consult the sponsor’s guidelines or ask the appropriate SRA administrator what rate is generally accepted by a particular sponsor.

Fringe Benefits

The following information regarding Fringe Benefits Rates is for proposal budget development purposes: Fringe benefits and insurance rates should be clearly stated in every proposal’s budget explanation (a.k.a. narrative, justification), and the accuracy of those fringe benefit and insurance figures is the responsibility of the PI. The PI should include sufficient funds in the proposed budget to ensure that fringe benefits associated with sponsor-paid salaries are sufficient. The following rates should be used in calculating fringe benefits on proposals. See insurance rates in the next section for additional costs. Rates obtained from http://www.rol.frs.state.fl.us/forms/ir18-203_rates_only.pdf.

  • The cost of health and/or life insurance should be added to the fringe benefit cost, if applicable to the employee.
  • OPS appointments: If the person being appointed to an OPS position also has a regular job at FSU, fringe and health must be budgeted at the same rate as the regular job.
  • Terminal Leave applies only to leave-earning employees.

2018-2019 Fringe Benefit Rates

Applicable to: Retirement Social Security Medicare Workers Comp Terminal Leave TOTAL
Faculty/A&P/USPS FRS 8.26% 6.20% 1.45% .20% .60% 16.71%
Faculty/A&P ORP 8.65% 6.20% 1.45% .20% .60% 17.10%
Faculty/A&P/USPS DROP 14.03% 6.20% 1.45% .20% .60% 22.48%
OPS Students -- -- -- .20% -- .20%
OPS Non-Students/Postdocs -- -- 1.45% .20% -- 1.65%

Health Insurance Rates

Effective 07/01/18 Effective 01/01/19
Coverage Code Annual $ Biweekly $ Annual $ Biweekly $ Cost for FY19*/FY20
Individual 01 3,214 321 4,791 342 8,005/8,208
Spouse (insured) 22 3,824 382 5,681 406 9,505/9,744
Spouse (dependent) 89 3,824 382 5,681 406 9,505/9,744
Family 02 6,898 690 10,312 737 17,210/17,688
Individual/Family Average (for TBAs)   5,056 506 7,552 539 12,608/12,936
*Annual cost for 2018-19 includes 5 months (10 biweeklies) at the 7/1/2018 rate and 7 months (14 biweeklies) at the 1/1/2019 rate.

OPS

FSU offers health insurance coverage to OPS employees working 30 hours or more per week across all appointments, in accordance with state law. SRA recommends including such costs in proposal budgets, basing the cost on the Individual or Family rate for regular employees.

Health Insurance Subsidy for Graduate Assistants

A subsidy towards the purchase of the university-sponsored health insurance plan will be provided to qualifying graduate assistants in accordance with the Policy published at http://www.gradschool.fsu.edu/Funding-Awards/Subsidy-Benefit.

Qualifying Graduate Student Appointment FTE Annual Salary Supplement
  Domestic $ International $
.50 (20+ hrs/wk) both fall & spring semesters $1,883 $1,920
.25 - .49 (10 - 19 hrs/wk) both fall & spring semesters $1,233 $1,270
.50 for one semester & .25 - .49 for one semester $1,433 $1,470

Graduate Tuition Waivers

Out-years’ rates beginning with 2018-2019 are calculated with a 1% estimated increase. Rates do not include Fees. The waiver rates shown below are for Main Campus and Panama City Campus. For Law or Medicine, consult Student Financial Services

IN-STATE Waivers 2018-2019 2019-2020 2020-2021 2021-2022 2022-2023
Waiver Rates Per Hour $403.51 $407.55 $411.63 $415.75 $419.91
Waiver Amounts (In-State rate x credit hours; results rounded to nearest whole dollar)
9 hrs. In-State 3,632 3,668 3,705 3,742 3,779
18 hrs. In-State 7,263 7,336 7,409 7,484 7,558
27 hrs. In-State 10,895 11,004 11,114 11,225 11,338
If OUT-OF-STATE Waivers are requested, please add the Out-of-State rates to the In-State rates listed above. For the Out-of-State rates, please go to the Student Financial Services website. See link above.

Waiver Direct Charge Calendar

The waiver direct charge calendar requires OMNI log in information. After log in, click on Tuition Waiver Info/Docs in the top right toolbar.

Indirect Cost Rates

Read across and down.

Effective Period Activity All sponsors excluding State of Florida State of Florida Agencies, Local Florida Governments, Florida Water Management Districts Applicable to:
On-Campus, Non-NHMFL Facilities
07/01/17 - 06/30/19 Research 53.0% MTDC See "All Facilities" below Work conducted on campus except for NHMFL facilities
07/01/19 - 06/30/21 Research 54.0% MTDC See "All Facilities" below Work conducted on campus except for NHMFL facilities
07/01/17 - 06/30/21 Instruction 50.0% MTDC See "All Facilities" below Work conducted on campus except for NHMFL facilities
07/01/17 - 06/30/21 Other Sponsored Activity 45.0% MTDC See "All Facilities" below Work conducted on campus except for NHMFL facilities
On-Campus, NHMFL Facilities
07/01/17 - 06/30/21 Research, Instruction, Other Sponsored Activity 58.5% MTDC See "All Facilities" below Work conducted at NHMFL facilities
Off-Campus (Work conducted at Non-FSU owned or maintained facilities)
07/01/17 - 06/30/21 Research, Instruction, Other Sponsored Activity 26% MTDC See "All Facilities" below Work conducted off campus
All Facilities On- or Off-Campus
Effective Immediately Research, Instruction, Other Sponsored Activity Up to 15% TDC State of Florida Agencies
Effective Immediately Research, Instruction, Other Sponsored Activity 26% TDC Local Florida Governments
Effective Immediately Research, Instruction, Other Sponsored Activity 25% TDC Florida Water Management Districts
SBIR and STTR Proposals
SBIR (Small Business Innovation Research) Phase 1 25% MTDC    
STTR (Small Business Technology Transfer) Phase 1 25% MTDC    
For NSF – refer to funding solicitation regarding indirect costs      

Definitions

MTDC (Modified Total Direct Costs)
Consists of all direct salaries and wages, applicable fringe benefits, materials, supplies, services, travel and up to the first $25,000 of each subgrant or subcontract (regardless of the period of performance covered by the subgrant or subcontract). Modified total direct costs shall exclude equipment costing $5,000 or more, capital expenditures, charges for patient care, student tuition remission, rental costs of off-site facilities, scholarships, fellowships and participant support costs as well as the portion of each subgrant and subcontract in excess of $25,000.
TDC (Total Direct Costs)
Excludes student tuition remission only. If an agreement is funded with federal flow through funds, the total F&A recovered cannot exceed what would have been recovered had the University’s negotiated rate been applied.
Off-Campus Rate
For all activities performed in facilities not owned by FSU and to which rent is directly allocated to the project(s), the off-campus rate will apply. If more than 50% of a project is performed off campus, the off-campus rate will apply to the entire project.

Proposal Transmittal Form

A Proposal Transmittal Form should be used to obtain approval signatures and to assist in orderly routing of proposals, if the proposal will not be approved via OMNI Proposal Approval Workflow. This form is an internal document and is not submitted to the sponsor. The Proposal Transmittal Form and Instructions are available from the Sponsored Research Administration web site at http://www.research.fsu.edu/research-offices/sra/forms.

Contacts for compliance and facility use are shown below. The PI is encouraged to contact these offices for guidance in proposal preparation if the proposed project will include these types of activities. Compliance and facility use approvals are no longer required prior to submission of the proposal. However, this does not relieve the PI from the requirement to obtain approvals prior to any award resulting from the proposal. Some sponsors may require submission of documentation of institutional review and approval prior to an award.

Activity Contact Person Phone Email Address
Recombinant DNA, Hazardous Chemicals, Select
Agents, Radioactive Materials, & Nanomaterials
Richard Le 644-5374 rle@admin.fsu.edu
Human Subjects Stacey Carey 644-0284 scarey@fsu.edu
Animal Use Kim Johnson 644-0994 kjjohnson@fsu.edu
FSU Marine/Academic Diving Facilities Felicia Coleman 697-4111 fcoleman@fsu.edu
Workshops/Conferences Leigh Eisenhauer 644-2653 leisenhauer@fsu.edu
Faculty Overload/Dual Comp Abigail Lejeune 644-6470 alejeune@fsu.edu

Organizational Demographics

  • Applicant Name or Organization:
    Florida State University
  • Applicant Address and Telephone:
    Sponsored Research Administration
    874 Traditions Way, Third Floor
    Florida State University
    Tallahassee, FL 32306-4166
    Telephone: (850) 644-5260
    FAX: (850) 644-1464
  • Official Authorized to Sign for FSU:
    Dr. Gary K. Ostrander
    Vice President for Research
    Florida State University
    SRA-Pre@fsu.edu
  • Business Official or Financial Officer:
    Pam Ray, Director
    Sponsored Research Administration
  • Grants.gov Point of Contact:
    Please use the SRA Grants Officer
    assigned to your department:
    Pre-Award Staff Assignment Sheet
  • Applicant Name or Organization:
    Florida State University Research Foundation, Inc
  • Applicant Address and Telephone:
    2000 Levy Ave., Suite 351
    PO Box 3062744
    Tallahassee, FL 32310
    Telephone: (850) 644-8650
    FAX: (850) 644-3658
  • Official Authorized to Sign for FSU Research Foundation
    Dr. Gary K. Ostrander, President
    Florida State University Research Foundation, Inc.
  • Business Official or Financial Officer:
    Heather Cave, Director
    Florida State University Research Foundation, Inc.
  • FSURF Organizational Codes
    DUNS Number: 55-6861834
    FEID Number: 59-3211153
    Florida Sales Tax Exemption