Institutional Data

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.

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 and Research Address

Office of Sponsored Programs and Research 
Towson University
8000 York Rd.
Towson, MD 21252

Attn: Office of Sponsored Programs and Research

Whom to Contact

  • Award technical matters — handled by the PI
  • Contractual matters — handled by the OSPR
  • Fiscal matters — handled by OSPR Post-Award team

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, Contracts, Grants and Certifications

  • Nancy Dufau
    Assistant Vice President for Research
  • Dr. Melanie Perreault
    Provost and Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs

Identification Numbers

Identification type number
FEIN (IRS Federal Employer ID Number) 52-6002033
DUNS (Data Universal Numbering System) 143372741*

UEI (Unique Entity Identifier)


DHEW(OE) Entity 

1526002033B4 (used with U.S. DHHS applications)

CAGE (Commercial and Government Entity) Code 


ICE (Federal Interagency Committee on Education)


IPEDS (Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System) ID


*By April of 2022, the federal government will stop using the DUNS number to uniquely identify entities.

**By April of 2022, entities doing business with the federal government will use a Unique Entity Identifier (UEI).

Current Facilities and Administrative (Indirect) Cost Information

  • On-campus rate — 46.5% MTDC
  • Off-campus rate — 26.5% MTDC
  • Effective period — 07/01/2018-06/30/2022
  • Cognizant audit agency — Department of Health and Human Services

Download a copy of the IDC agreement (PDF)

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

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.

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

Governmental District Information

For more information regarding current district number and representative, please visit GovTrack.US.

State Government — 42nd Congressional District

State Senator
  • Jim Brochin (D-42)
    James Senate Office Building, Room 221
    11 Bladen Street
    Annapolis, MD 21401
    (301) 841-3706

State Representative to the General Assembly (District 42A)
  • Stephen W. Lafferty
    305 House Office Building
    6 Bladen Street
    Annapolis, MD 21401
    (301) 858-3487

Federal Government

U.S. Representative (2nd District)
  • A. Dutch Ruppersberger
U.S. Senators
  • Benjamin L. Cardin
    509 Hart Senate Office Building
    Washington, DC 20510

  • Chris Van Hollen
    110 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.

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