Office of Research Administration

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 of 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
Division: SUNY Downstate Medical Center
Address: P.O. Box 9
Albany, New York
Name of Individual to be Notified if award is made:

Sharon Levine-Sealy, Director of Pre-Award Operations
Office of Research Administration
SUNY Downstate Medical Center
450 Clarkson Avenue
BSB 2-71E, Mail Code 129
Brooklyn, NY 11203
Ph: (718) 270-1303
Fax (718) 270-3942

Authorized Officials:

Sharon Levine-Sealy, Director of Pre-Award Operations - (718) 270-1303

Melissa Emanus, Assistant Director - (718) 270-1179
Laurian Bradford, Sponsored Project Associate (sPA) - (718) 270-1723
Margaret Briggs, Sponsored Project Associate (sPA) - (718) 613-8550

Authorized Official: LRP

Sharon Levine-Sealy, Director of Pre-Award Operations - (718) 270-1303

Charlene Butcher, Executive Assistant - (718) 270-2680

Dun and Bradstreet (DUNS): 040796328
Employer Identification Number: NIH = 1-146013200-H2
All Others = 14-1368361
Congressional District: NY-009
NYS Senate District:
NYS Assembly District:
NYS Congressional District:
Commercial and Government Entity (CAGE) Codes: 3G4W9
Federal Interagency Committee on Education (FICE) Institution Code: 002839
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 1/07/2018: $189,600 (NOT-OD-18-137)

NIH Salary Cap effective 1/08/2017: $187,000 (NOT-OD-17-087)

NIH Salary Cap effective 1/10/2016: $185,100 (NOT-OD-16-045)

NIH Salary Cap effective 1/11/2015: $183,300 (NOT-OD-15-049

NIH Salary Cap for awards issued through 1/10/2015: $181,500 (NOT-OD-14-043

NRSA Pre-doctoral/Post-doctoral Stipend Levels for 2015 (NOT-OD-15-048)

NRSA Pre-doctoral/Post-doctoral Stipend Levels for 2016 (NOT-OD-16-062)

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 FY17, it is $47,484. No fringe for grad student.

Current federal Government Fringe Rate:

SUNY personnel:
FY18:(July 1, 2017 through June 30, 2018): 59.97%

FY19: 62.48%

FY20: 63.02%

FY21: 66.61%

Research Foundation personnel:
FY18: (July 1, 2017 through June 30, 2018) 40.00%

FY19: 40.00%

FY20: 42%

FY21: 43%

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 (subrecipients 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

NON-DOD applications:  
07/01/2015 - 06/30/2020: 61.5% (on campus)
07/01/2015 - 06/30/2020: 26% (off campus)

IPA Agreements:

07/01/2015 - 06/30/2020:  10% (on/off campus)

Non-Federal Other Sponsored Activities (OSA):

7/1/15 - 6/30/2020:   32% (on campus)

7/1/15 - 6/30/2020:   26% (off campus)

Date of Current Rate Agreement: 05/08/2018

Date of Preceeding Agreement: 04/07/2017

DOD applications:
7/1/15 - 6/30/2020:  63.5% (on campus)
7/1/15 - 6/30/2020:  28% (off campus)



Industry Clinical Trial Rate:

25% of TDC (included in non-federal OSA rate)

Human Subjects Federal-Wide Assurance: FWA # 00003624
Expiration Date: 6/26/2019
SAM Registration

Registration Active: Yes

Expiration Date: December 01, 2018

Animal Welfare Assurance:
Assurance #: A3260-01
Effective Date: 8/12/2015
Expires: 8/31/2019
AAALAC, International: Number: 000063
Since: 1972
Department of Comparative Medicine's Animal Care Per Diem Rates