All faculty initiated proposals to external funders must be reviewed by the Office of Research and Sponsored Program’s (ORSP) team on behalf of the University, which is both the official applicant and the official recipient of the grant money. Before the appropriate ORSP grant administrator reviews your proposal, here are the steps you need to take:

Consult with your Department Chair and Dean
  • Approval of your Department Chair and/or Dean is required before you begin work on a proposal for external funds. Your Department Chair or Dean may be able to fund your proposal internally.They may suggest potential collaborations within your department, the school, or the University, and recommend key partners for further conversation. Ultimately, your department chair and your dean will need to approve any requests for external funding so their participation early in the process will serve your project well. Link to form
  • Complete the Faculty Funding Objective Worksheet
    After you have received approval from your Department Chair and/or Dean to submit a proposal you will need to complete the Faculty Funding Objectives Worksheet. After completing the form and obtaining approval signatures from your Department Chair and your College Research Coordinator (CAS: Krisanne Bursik, SBS: Michael Behnam, Law: Kathleen Engel) the form should be forwarded to Cindy Vachon in ORSP. Link to form
  • Contact ORSP
    ORSP’s pre-award grant administrators are available to assist you with your proposal application as soon you have received approval from your Department Chair and your College Research Coordinator. The pre-award grant administrators will assist you in reviewing the terms and conditions specified in the funding solicitation or announcement, developing your proposal budget, obtaining required signatures, and ensuring the timely submission of your application to the sponsor.

Should your proposal be funded, the sponsor will send an official notification to ORSP.

A pre-award grant administrator will review the award notice’s terms and conditions to ensure that the grant's terms and conditions are consistent with university policies. You will receive a notification of your award from ORSP along with a copy of the official notification of the award.

University Facts

Address
Suffolk University
8 Ashburton Place
Boston, MA 02108

Chief Executive Officer: James McCarthy, President

Authorizing Institutional Official/Fiscal Agent: Danielle Manning, Senior Vice President, Finance and Administration, & Treasurer

Tax Status: 501(c)(3) non-profit educational institution

IRS Employer ID Number: 04-2133255

The University’s Federal Wide Assurance Number (FWA): FWA00007700
DUNS Number: 076577709
Congressional District/County: Boston-8th, Suffolk County

Fringe Benefit Rates: Academic Year Summer
Faculty 24% 17%
Student Employees 0% 8%
Staff (24 hours per week or greater) 24% 24%
Staff (Less than 24 hours per week) 8% 8%
Lecturers **see below **see below

** Please contact the Office of Research and Sponsored Programs at (617) 725-4145 to determine what fringe benefit rate should be used when budgeting time for Lecturers.

Federally Negotiated F&A Rate Period: 7/1/11 to 6/30/15

Federal Indirect Cost Rate (F&A):
53% of total direct costs (on campus rate)
19% of total direct costs (off campus rate)

Non-Federal Indirect Cost Rates:
Use sponsor recommended rate. If none is listed, use standard University rate of 15% x Total Direct Costs (personnel plus non-personnel expenses).

Number of Faculty/Staff: 399 faculty members (non-adjunct) and 687 staff (687 full-time)
54% of FTE Faculty have tenure (236)

Number of Alumni: 70,850

Number of Board Members: 31 + 3 Trustee Emeriti

Annual Operating Budget: $236,000,000 (FY2013)

Carnegie Classification: Master’s College and Universities I

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