Quick Reference Guide

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Quick Reference Guide

For assistance contact your Contract Administrator or the eRA Help Desk (5-6263).

Prepare to Apply

Find funding opportunity
Register for SPIN Plus (https://spin.infoedglobal.com) to receive funding alerts.

Know unit procedures
In some units, Investigators will create the proposal in Kuali Research, in other units administrators will work with Investigators to create the proposal in Kuali Research.

Create or update profiles in electronic systems
Update profiles in NSF Research.gov, NIH eRA Commons, NASA NSPIRES, etc.

Attend training sessions
Kuali Research trainings are offered regularly and system-specific trainings can be provided.

Develop Proposal

Prepare proposal
Refer to the sponsor’s directions for content and formatting guidelines.

Acquire and complete required information
Complete information in Kuali Research. For applications that require Grants.gov submissions, link the System to System opportunity to the proposal in Kuali Research.

Complete required information for UMD routing and attach final budget, justification, solicitation, and subaward documentation. The technical internal attachments, and System to System proposal attachments may be in draft form and replaced during routing by the proposal creator or proposal aggregator. Two ORA placeholder attachments must be included. 

Contact your Contract Administrator (https://ora.umd.edu/staff).

Investigator Certification

All UMD Personnel with the role of Investigator, must complete the Certification questions in Kuali Research

All University of Maryland investigators, including Principal Investigator, Multiple Principal Investigators, and Co-Investigators, must certify the proposal in Kuali Research.

Route for Approval and Deadlines

Submit proposal for Approval in Kuali Research.
Proposal will move from Lead unit to College to ORA for approval using established routing maps for review and approval by Department Chairperson/Unit Head or designee of administering unit and the next higher level of authority within the school of the administering unit; ex. Dean or VP or designee. ORA provides the final University-authorized signature.

Be sure to allow enough time for review. Complex proposals, proposals involving multiple departments or multiple institutions, Requests for Proposals (RFPs), or proposals that include cost sharing may take longer to review.
All Proposals should be completely approved in Kuali Research up to the ORA stop 6 business days before submission.
Grants.gov proposals for NIH and NSF should be final 6 business days before the deadline, including all attachments.
For all other proposals, all attachments in Kuali Research should be final and marked as complete at least 24 hours before the deadline.
Proposals where the PI provides submit access to ORA (e.g. NSF FastLane, NASA NSPIRES) must have this access granted to the final proposal at least 24 hours before the deadline.

Submit to Sponsor

Hard copy proposals
ORA will notify the department for pickup so department can mail to the sponsor.

Electronic proposals
ORA will submit to sponsor.



Submitting Organization University of Maryland, College Park (Do not list department name in this section.)
General Business Address &
Address for Official Correspondence
Office of Research Administration
3112 Lee Building 7809 Regents Drive
College Park, Maryland, 20742-5141
Phone:(301) 405-6269
Fax: (301) 314-9569
Place of Performance Address

For S2S proposals, on campus locations do not need to be added in KR.
For NSF proposals, on campus locations use PI/Dept address with 20742-1000 zip code.
For all other on campus proposals, use PI/Dept address with complete campus zip +4

Type of Organization State Institution of Higher Education
Congressional District MD-005
Official Authorized to Sign Proposals Check with your Contract Administrator, or enter:
Wendy Montgomery, Director
Office of Research Administration
(ORA is the designated signing Official, DO NOT sign in these spaces.)
Financial Contact and Sponsored Project
Payment Address

Sponsored Programs Accounting & Compliance
4101 Chesapeake Building 4300 Terrapin Trail
University of Maryland
College Park, MD 20742-3141
Phone: (301) 405-2607
Fax: (301) 314-9889
E-mail: spac@umd.edu

Federal Cognizant Audit Agency
Grants Finance and Administration Services
Program Support Center
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
7700 Wisconsin Ave., Suite 2300
Bethesda, MD 20857
(301) 492-4858
Point of Contact: Steven Zuraf, Branch Chief
Administrator or Business Administrator
Contact Assigned to Department
List ORA Contract Administrator (CA) Name. Refer to: https://ora.umd.edu/staff
Institutional Assurance Numbers

IRB FWA: 00005856
IACUC: A3270-01

IACUC OLAW: D16-00172 Use for PHS

J1 Visa Designation Number P-1-0793
Principal Investigator, Project Director,
or Technical Contact
Faculty member’s name
Campus Address Faculty member’s or Department’s Address
Employer Federal ID Number/IRS Number
(also known as TIN)
DHHS/PHS/Dept. of Ed. Entity ID Number
(also known as EIN)
Use on Grants.gov forms for all DHHS, NIH, PHS, and Dept. of Ed. applications
DUNS Number
(use for UEI, Unique Entity Identifier)
(Commercial and Government Entity Code)
(North American Industry Classification System Code)
(Formerly SIC - Standard Industrial Code)
DHHS-PHS PIN  (Use for USDA-NIFA proposals) or
ASAP Information (also for USDA-NIFA proposals)
2451208 (Recipient ID)
NIH Institutional Profile Number 820102
NSF Institution Code 00-2103-0000
FICE Code 
(Federal Interagency Committee on Education Code)
ONR Administrative Contracting Office
Office of Naval Research (N62879)
Boston Regional Office
495 Summer Street, Room 627
Boston, MA 02210
(617) 753-4004
Point of Contact: Administrative Contracting Officer
(617) 753-4617
Date of Facilities & Administrative Cost Agreement May 29, 2019
DS-2 Date Amended DS2 Effective 7/1/19
DCAA Accounting System Approval Date &
Audit Number
August 12, 2009
Audit Number 9871-2009M17740018
Standard F&A Rates
calculated as percentage of Modified Total Direct Cost (MTDC) see website for additional rates: https://ora.umd.edu/resources/fa
54.5% On-Campus Research
27.5% Off-Campus Adjacent
26% Off-Campus Remote
57% DOD Contract On-Campus Research
30% DOD Contract Off-Campus Adjacent
28.5% DOD Contract Off-Campus Remote
56% Instruction
39.5% Other Sponsored Activity
10% IPA
Fringe Benefits
rates effective as of 07/01/21
Refer to: https://ora.umd.edu/resources/benefits-stipends
Staff-36%; Faculty-29.7%; Limited Benefits-27.8% Legislated Benefits-7.7%


Contact your ORA Contract Administrator for assistance if sponsor requires information not provided above.


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