Applicant organization information

Applicant organization information
Mailing address

The Curators of the University of Missouri
Sponsored Programs Administration
601 Turner Avenue
Turner Avenue Garage, Rm. 201
Columbia, MO 65211-0001

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Telephone 573-882-7560
Fax 573-884-4078


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Business officers

Business officers

Awards to be sent to

Craig David, Director, SPA

Primary official signing documents

Brenda Leuenberger, Associate Director Pre-Award, SPA

Alternate officials signing documents

Hannah Clampitt, Pre-Award Manager, SPA

Jeremiah Lotven, Pre-Award Manager, SPA

Chad Hampton, Associate Director Post-Award, SPA

Chase Bunger, Research Contracts Manager, SPA

Melissa Old, Compliance Manager, SPA

Checks payable to

The Curators of the University of Missouri

Checks mailed to

The Curators of the University of Missouri
University of Missouri AR PO Box 807012
Kansas City, MO 64180-7012

Financial Officer

Chad Hampton, Associate Director Post-Award, SPA


Organization type, tax exempt status, legislative districts and other identifiers

Organization type, tax exempt status, legislative districts and other identifiers
Organization Type Institution of Higher Education and a Public Corporation under the laws of the State of Missouri (Sec. 172.020 R.S.Mo)
Tax Exempt Status Exempt by virtue of being an organization as described in Section 115 of the Internal Revenue Code of 1954. The University of Missouri is an instrumentality of the State of Missouri.
Congressional District MO-003 (Effective 5.18.22 – Previously Mo-004)
County Boone
State Legislative District House: 45    Senate: 19
Employer/Federal/Tax ID Number DHHS (All): 1436003859B4
    All others: 436003859
System for Award Management (SAM; formerly CCR)

COLUM    153890272    Expires 11/01/2023
SYSTEM   006326904    Expires 11/10/2023

Corporate & Gov’t Entity (CAGE) Code Columbia Campus    9C156
UM System    9B964
Data Universal Number System (DUNS) Columbia Campus    153890272
UM System and US Dept Education    006326904
Unique Entity Identifier (UEI)
[required use by 4/2022]
COLUM                 SZPJL5ZRCLF4
UM System            LBFJB8N7LME3
Missouri Tax ID Number 11166045
Missouri Buys System ID 95448
NSF Institutional/ Organizational Code 0025163000
Missouri State Vendor Number 436003859P2
Nuclear Regulatory Commission Number 24-00513-32 (Radio Isotopes)
SIC Code/NAICS Code 8221/611310
OPE (Office of Postsecondary Education) Formerly FICE Code 002516
DHHS Payment Management System
(PMS) PIN# (also referred to as ASAP Recipient ID #) for all USDA NIFA


Human Subjects Research Protections Program (HRPP) and Institutional Review Board (IRB)

HRPP & IRB Information
Federal Wide Assurance (FWA) number 00002876
FWA Human Subject Assurance Expiration Date 09/27/2026
IRB Registrations Expiration Date 09/27/2024
Misconduct in Science Assurance 0578002 dated 01/06/2015

IRB Fees: The University of Missouri IRB charges fees associated with IRB reviews and related administrative responsibilities for multi-site studies regardless of funding source. Researchers should submit an Initial Request for MU to be the IRB of Record in prior to grant submissions to ensure the MU IRB will serve as the IRB of Record and to correctly budget for any fees.

F&A is not recovered on IRB fees that are direct charged to a grant.


Animal Care Quality Assurances

Animal Care Quality Assurances
Animal Welfare Assurance Number D16-00249 (A3394-01)
ACUC USDA Registration 43R0048
AAALAC Accreditation Site Number 487
AAALAC Most Recent Accreditation Date 06/23/2021 for all accredited areas of Columbia campus


University of Missouri Single Audit Reports

Single Audit Reports include: Independent auditor's reports, schedule of expenditures of Federal awards, notes to the schedule of expenditures of Federal awards, and a schedule of findings and questioned costs. 


F&A rates

Cognizant Agency  Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS)
DHHS Rate Agreement Date 06/24/2022; effective 07/01/2020 to 06/30/2024
DHHS Point of Contact Arif Karim (214) 767-3261


One of the following negotiated or calculated rates must be used for all projects unless either:

  1. The sponsor (excluding commercial/industry) has a published policy statement applying to all awards that specifically limits F&A costs, or

  2. A Request for University Contribution of F&A (F&A Waiver) has been approved by the Senior Vice Chancellor for Research or their designee.

For policy, refer to the UM System Policy (27025), MU OSPA Sponsored Programs Procedure Guide (SPPG) and the F&A/Fringe Benefit Rate Agreement


Federally Negotiated Rates FY22-FY24

Applicable on grants, contracts and other agreements for sponsored activity including research, instruction, service or other activity.

Table 1
Facilities and Administrative Costs  Research Instruction Other Sponsored Activity
On Campus1 56.5% 44.0% 33.0%
Off Campus1 26.0% 26.0% 26.0%


Clinical Trial Rates FY21-FY24

Commercial or Industry Funded Clinical Trials rates are an exception to the University's federally negotiated rates. Federally funded Clinical Trials are subject to federally negotiated rates.

Table 2
Facilities and Administrative Costs Federal Funds Commercial or Industry Funds when MU waives IP rights2 Commercial or Industry Funds when MU retains IP rights
Research See Table 1 31.0% 26.0%
Other Activity See Table 1 31.0% 26.0%


Industry-Sponsored Project Rates FY22-FY24

Applicable to Commercial or Industry funds when the University retains IP rights.

Table 3
Facilities and Administrative Costs  Research Instruction Other Sponsored Activity
On Campus1 56.5% 44.0% 33.0%
Off Campus1 26.0% 26.0% 26.0%


Industry-Sponsored Project Rates FY22-FY24

Applicable to Commercial or Industry funds when the University waives IP rights2. Rates are calculated at the federally negotiated rates plus 5%.

Table 4
Facilities and Administrative Costs  Research Instruction Other Sponsored Activity
On Campus1 61.5% 49.0% 38.0%
Off Campus1 31.0% 31.0% 31.0%


[If a research project with a budget period begins within the 2021 fiscal year, ending 6/30/21, the F&A rate of 55% will apply for that entire budget period. For any subsequent budget periods the F&A rate of 56.5% will apply.]


*Modified total direct costs (MTDC) are total direct costs (TDC) minus:

  • All capital expenditures (buildings, significant renovations, etc.).

  • Individual items of equipment with a single unit value of $5,000 or greater and an estimated useful life of more than one year.

  • The portion of each individual sub-award (subcontract) in excess of $25,000.

  • All hospitalization and other fees (patient care costs) associated with patient care, whether the services are obtained from an owned, related, or third-party hospital or other medical facility.

  • All rental/maintenance of off-site activities (space).

  • All student support costs (e.g., student aid, stipends, dependency allowances, scholarships, fellowships).

  • Animal care costs paid as a per diem based on Office of Animal Resources (OAR) rate.

  • Participant support costs (in connection with conferences or training projects only see SPPG topic).

[Note: When an F&A rate lower than negotiated rate is used, the rate will be applied to TDC rather than MTDC.] 

1On-Campus vs. Off-Campus rates: MU maintains a policy of on- and off-campus classification for the purpose of applying the appropriate F&A rate. Refer to F&A Cost Recovery in the SPPG (Sponsored Programs Procedure Guide) for definitions and guidance concerning projects conducted partially off campus. 

2Waived intellectual property rights for industry-sponsored activities: Principal Investigator, MU campus and UM System level approvals (see Intellectual Property,  F&A Cost Recovery and  UM System Policy (27025).


 UM System F&A/Fringe Benefit Rate Agreement

Fringe Benefits Rates Table
  FY20 FY21 FY22 FY23 FY24* FY25* FY26* FY27*
≥ 75% FTE
    **MU, UM
33.65% 35.85% 36.05% 34.05% 35.07% 36.12% 37.21% 38.32%
33.65% 35.85% 36.05% 34.05% 35.07% 36.12% 37.21% 38.32%
< 75% FTE
7.65% 7.65% 7.65% 7.65% 7.65% 7.65% 7.65% 7.65%
MU Graduate
Tuition and medical insurance (see rates below) 


*Projections use 3% inflation rate for budgeting purposes.

**Beginning in FY20, for all University grant funds, the federally negotiated rate and the FICA tax will be charged with no differentiation as to college/school/business unit or source of funds - use MU and UM System rates listed above for all grants. As per Section II of the rate agreement, FICA is specifically identified to each employee and charged individually.  The ≥ 75% FTE Fringe Benefit Rates listed here are inclusive of FICA (7.65%) for budgeting calculations. Reference: UM F&A/Fringe Benefit Rate Agreement page


Rates are provided here as a resource for budget development. Please use in combination with your department policy and practice, graduate school policy and in conjunction with the sponsoring agency regulations and policies related to allowability on grants. 

Budget Notes: An updated tuition model is expected in 2023.  It is recommended that a grant proposal budget include the per credit hour tuition plus the applicable course fees to represent accurate anticipated costs. All graduate students admitted to start the Summer of 2022 or later on an  assistantship must be equal to a .50 FTE (if a .25 FTE, must have a second .25 FTE to qualify for GSTSP). More information can be found on the Graduate School's Assistantships webpage.

Graduate Student Tuition Support Program (GSTSP) Rates

Graduate Student Tuition Support Program (GSTSP) Rates
Tuition1,5,6 Per Credit Hour    Academic Year2 Summer Session3 Annual Total4
2022 - 2023 $435.30 $7,835.40 $2,176.50 $10,011.90

1 Not including fees for student activity, information technology, student health, recreation facility or supplemental course fees
2 Based on 18 credit hours per academic year per student (9 in fall semester and 9 in spring semester)
3 Based on 5 credit hours per student for summer session only 
4 Based on 23 credit hours per year per student (9 in fall semester, 9 in spring semester and 5 in summer session)
5 The resident tuition is charged back to grants. (Note: Tuition charged back to Training grants may be treated differently, please check with OSPA as needed when preparing your budget.)
6 For Law, Med and Vet Med students the tuition may be different from those listed here.  

Source: MU Cashiers Office, Tuition Rates

2022-2023 Academic Year Fees

Fees Table

(if applicable)

(per credit
unless otherwise

Applied Behavioral Analysis Course Fee $ 110.10
Arts Fee $ 60.00
College of Ag, Food and Natural Resources Course Fee –
Lower Division
$ 60.80
College of Ag, Food and Natural Resources Course Fee –
Upper Division & Graduate
$ 101.00
College of Arts & Science Course Fee –
level 2000 and above
$ 75.00
College of Arts & Science Course Fee –
below level 2000 but with enrollment cap not to exceed 49
$ 75.00
College of Education Course Fee $ 59.50
College of Engineering Course Fee $ 240.10
College of Veterinary Medicine Course Fee –
Undergraduate Microbiology level 2000 and above
$ 79.80
College of Veterinary Medicine Clinical Supplemental Fee –
3rd & 4th year students (effective Fall 2023)
$ 2,000
per semester
Data Science and Analytics $ 197.60
Health Management and Informatics Course Fee $ 163.40
School of Health Professions Course Fee $ 110.60
Social Work Course Fee $ 80.50
School of Journalism Course Fee $ 135.90
School of Medicine Course Fee – level 2000 and above:
Anatomy, Molecular Microbiology, Pharmacology, Radiology Course Fee
$ 125.40
School of Law Undergraduate Course Fee $ 99.30
Sinclair School of Nursing Clinical Nursing Graduate Fee $ 239.30
Sinclair School of Nursing Undergraduate Course Fee $ 235.20
Trulaske College of Business Graduate Course Fee $ 126.70
Trulaske College of Business Undergraduate Course Fee $ 108.10

Institutional Minimum Graduate Research and Teaching Assistant Stipends per Academic Year (AY)

Grant budgets prepared should include the University discipline appropriate stipend which must be at least the Institutional minimum stipend amount listed below equal to the effort charged to the grant. Units should budget for increased annual stipend support that aligns with the merit increase pool for faculty and staff.

FTE  Duration
in months 
Master's and Specialist Level   Doctoral Level  
    2023-2024 2023-2024
0.50 9 $17,300 $19,020
0.50 12 $23,064 $25,368
0.50 per semester $8,650 $9,510
0.50 summer, per month $1,922 $2,114
0.50 9, paid over 10 months* $1,730 $1,902

Effective Summer 2022, graduate students must have an assistantship equal to .50 FTE. All graduate students hired into a qualifying title are to be paid the 9-month stipend over 10 months (Aug. 1-May 31). If per semester, Fall semester is Aug. 1-Dec. 31 and Spring semester is Jan. 1-May 31. Summer provided as monthly rate to allow flexibility for either two or three months, as appropriate.

Graduate Student Medical Insurance Subsidy for 2022-2023 (Aug. 15, 2022-Aug. 14, 2023)

Graduate Student Medical Insurance Subsidy
25% FTE (12 months) $2,223.00 domestic (voluntary) $2,223.00 international (mandated)
50% FTE (12 months) $4,446.00 domestic (voluntary) $2,454.00 international (mandated)

Post Doc FICA Exemption: All post-doctoral students receiving a National Research Service Award (NRSA) fellowship are exempt from FICA. Upon notice of award, Departments should contact OSPA to request verification. OSPA will review and respond; if approved, the email approval should be forwarded to Human Resources in order for the individual to be set up for exception designation.

An annual adjustment for budgeting projections of 10% may be used for Medical Insurance and 3% for Tuition, Fees and Stipends.

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By federal law, for any Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) awards, including but not limited to National Institutes of Health (NIH) awards, the University cannot charge salary above designated limitations (“salary cap”), including in subawards. Additional information and salary cap amounts can be found in the Sponsored Programs Procedure Guide (SPPG) under DHHS Salary Cap.


Employee Travel by Automobile

Reimbursed at $0.55 cents per mile, effective July, 2022.
References: Mileage Reimbursement Rates: UM System Policy 22602, State of Missouri Division of Accounting, Mileage

Meal Allowances

In-State. For overnight travel within the State of Missouri, meals will be reimbursed on a per diem basis of $54.00 per day.
Reference: UM System Per Diem Information

Domestic Trips outside the State of Missouri 

For overnight travel within the United States (other than Missouri) and the District of Columbia, meals will be reimbursed on a per diem basis according to Missouri to Contiguous United States (CONUS) rates for Local Meals published by the Governmental Services Administration for the travel destination. Specific rates by location


For travel outside the United States and the District of Columbia, reimbursement is allowed at a per diem rate prescribed by the U.S. Department of Defense “Per Diem, Travel and Transportation Allowance Committee.” Specific rates by location.
Reference: UM System Policy 22603



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