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SUNY Downstate Health Sciences University

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.

All other open opportunities can be found searching This link allows one to search by the newest opportunities; browse categories; browse agencies or browse eligibility. Another search is available here.

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

Sharon L. Sealy, Director of Operations
Sponsored Programs Administration
SUNY Downstate Health Sciences University
450 Clarkson Avenue
BSB 2-71E, Mail Code 129
Brooklyn, NY 11203-2012
Ph: (718) 270-1303

Authorized Officials:

Sharon L. Sealy, Director of Operations - (718) 270-1303

Melissa Emanus, Assistant Director - (718) 270-1179

Laurian Bradford, Sponsored Project Associate  - (718) 270-1723

Margaret Briggs, Sponsored Project Associate  - (718) 613-8550

Authorized Official: LRP

Sharon Levine-Sealy, Director of 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 1/5/2020 $197,300 (NOT-OD-20-065)

NIH Salary Cap effective 1/06/2019 $192,300 (NOT-OD-19-099)

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)


NRSA Pre-doctoral/Post-doctoral Stipend Levels for 2019 (NOT-OD-19-036)

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 FY19, it is $50,004.

Current federal Government Fringe Rate:

SUNY personnel:
FY20:(July 1, 2019 through June 30, 2020): 60.96%

FY21: 57.71%

FY22: 59.04%

FY23: 60.42%

FY24: 61.85%

FY25: 61.85%

Research Foundation personnel:
FY20: (July 1, 2019 through June 30, 2020) 42.00%

FY21: 41.00%

FY22: 42.00%

FY23: 43.00%

FY24: 43.50%

FY25: 43.50%

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: 07/01/2019

Date of Preceding Agreement: 05/08/2018


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)


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: 5/14/2023
SAM Registration

Registration Active: Yes

Expiration Date: October 20, 2020

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



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