Institutional Information

The Institutional Information page provides all the institutional information you'll need to prepare your SF424 Grant Application, as well as others. The SF424 Application instructions can be found here:

NOTE: Every Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA), whether a Program Announcement (PA), Request for Application (RFA) or Request for Proposals (RFP) has its own, unique application template. To make sure you are using the correct one, select it from the "Grant & Funding" announcement list. All unsolicited or investigator-initiated proposals use the "parent" announcements, found here.

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The Research Foundation for SUNY is a registered institution and is eligible to apply for all of these funding opportunities. There is no need for you, as the PI, to register.

Institution's Legal Name:

The Research Foundation for The State University of New York,


SUNY Downstate Health Sciences University


P.O. Box 9
Albany, New York

Name of Individual to be Notified if award is made:

Sharon L. Sealy, Executive Director
Office of Research Administration
SUNY Downstate Health Sciences University
450 Clarkson Avenue
BSB 2-71E, Mail Code 78
Brooklyn, NY 11203-2012
Ph: (718) 270-1303

Authorized Officials:

Sharon L. Sealy, Executive Director, Office of Research Administration

Laurian Bradford, Director, Sponsored Programs Administration

Nicole Whetstine, Assistant Director, Sponsored Programs Administration

Megan Elmendorf, Sponsored Programs Administrator

Rebecca Keefe, Sponsored Programs Administrator

Authorized Official: LRP

Sharon L. Sealy, Executive Director, Office of Research Administration

Laurian Bradford, Director, Sponsored Programs Administration

Charlene Butcher, Executive Assistant

Dun and Bradstreet (DUNS):

UEI Number:



Employer Identification Number:

NIH = 1-141368361-A1
All Others = 14-1368361

Congressional District:


NYS Senate District:
NYS Assembly District:
NYS Congressional District:


Commercial and Government Entity (CAGE) Codes:


Federal Interagency Committee on Education (FICE) Institution Code:


Cognizant Agency:

Mr. Ryan McCarthy
Division of Cost Allocation
Department of Health and Human Services
26 Federal Plaza
Room 41-122
New York, NY 10278
Ph: (212) 264-2069

Cost Accounting Standards Board Disclosure Date:

May 1, 2006

North American Industry Classification System (NAICS)

541711, 541712, 541720

NIH Compensation Levels:

NEW NIH Salary Cap, effective 1/2/2022: $203,700 (NOT-OD-22-076)

NIH Salary Cap, effective 1/31/2021: $199,300 (NOT-OD-21-057)

NIH Salary Cap, effective 1/5/2020: $197,300 (NOT-OD-20-065)

NRSA Pre-doctoral/Post-doctoral Stipend Levels for 2021 (NOT-OD-21-049)

NOTE: Graduate Student supported on a research grant or cooperative agreement is equal to the zero level NRSA stipend in effect at the time the grant award is issued. For FY21, it is $53,760.

Current federal Government Fringe Rate:

SUNY personnel:

  • FY23: (July 1, 2022 through June 30, 2023): 63.73%
  • FY24: 62.40%
  • FY25: 63.39%
  • FY26: 64.39%
  • FY27: 65.42%

Research Foundation personnel:

  • FY23: (July 1, 2022 through June 30, 2023): 40.00%
  • FY24:  41.50%
  • FY25: 41.50%
  • FY26: 43.00%
  • FY27: 43.00%


  • FY23: (July 1, 2022 through June 30, 2023): 23.00%
  • FY24: 26%
  • FY25: 26%
  • FY26: 26%
  • FY27: 26%

Type of IC/F&A Agreement:

Predetermined (PRED).

Base of IC/F&A Rate Agreement:

Modified Total Direct Cost (MTDC)
MTDC consists of all salaries and wages, fringe benefits, materials, supplies, travel, services, consortium (sub-recipients up to the 1st $25,000 of each). MTDC excludes tuition remission, equipment, patient care costs, capital expenditures, rental costs of off-site facilities, scholarships, fellowships and the portion of each consortium in excess of $25,000

Indirect Cost/F&A Rates

Date of Current Rate Agreement: 05/12/2022

Date of Preceeding Rate Agreement: 03/25/2021

NON-DOD applications:

FY23: 07/01/2022-06/30/2023: 62.00%

FY24: 62.5%

FY25: 63%

IPA Agreements:

07/01/2022 - 06/30/2023: 11% 

Non-Federal Other Sponsored Activities (OSA):

FY23: 07/1/2022- 06/30/2023: 34% (on campus)

FY23: 07/01/2022-06/30/2023: 26% (off campus)


DOD applications:

FY23: 07/1/2022 - 06/30/2023: 63.50%

FY24: 65.50%

FY25: 66.00%

Industry Clinical Trial Rate:

30% of TDC (included in non-federal OSA rate), effective 11/16/2020

Human Subjects Federal-Wide Assurance:

FWA # 00003624
Expiration Date: 5/14/2023

SAM Registration

Registration Active: Yes

Expiration Date: December 16, 2022

Animal Welfare Assurance:

Assurance #: A3260-01
Effective Date: 8/4/2019
Expires: 8/31/2023

AAALAC, International:

Number: 000063
Since: 1972

Department of Comparative Medicine's Animal Care Per Diem Rates