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*
Current Facilities and Administrative Cost Information
Fringe Benefit Rate
Cognizant Audit Agency
Effective date of latest negotiated Facilities and Administrative Cost (F&A) rate
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.
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
Federal Government Information
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