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Authorized Organizational Representative for Grants & Contracts:

Diana L. Burley, Ph.D.
Vice Provost for Research
American University
4801 Massachusetts Avenue, N.W.
Washington, D.C. 20016-8061
Phone: (202) 885-3440 Fax: (202) 885-3453

Vibeke Svensson, Ph.D.
Director, Office of Sponsored Programs
4801 Massachusetts Ave, NW, Suite 309
Washington, D.C. 20016-8066
Phone: (202) 885-3980 Fax: (202) 885-3453

Office to be notified if award is made:
American University
c/o Office of Sponsored Programs
4400 Massachusetts Avenue, N.W.
Washington, D.C. 20016

Email address for recipient of electronic notice of awards:

If awarded, check should be sent to:
American University
c/o Grants and Contracts Accounting
4400 Massachusetts Avenue NW
Washington, DC 20016

SAM Registration:
SAM (Formerly Central Contractor Registration (CCR): To find the current expiration date of AU's SAM registration go HERE. In the DUNS number field enter 077795060 then click the Check Status button. The expiration date will appear on the resulting page.

Important Numbers:
Taxpayer/Employer Identification Number (EIN)

Contractor & Government Entity (Cage) Number

North American Industry Classification System (NAICS)

DUNS & Bradstreet Number


Congressional District

AU Office of Postsecondary Education ID (OPE)*
*This is an eight-digit identification number assigned by ED's Office of Postsecondary Education to an institution that has been approved to participate in federal student financial aid programs.

AU Tax Status:
The American University is a tax exempt organization. If you need a copy of AU's Tax Exemption Form, please contact  

AU Insurance Information:
OSP can assist in obtaining the answers about specific questions relating to grant or contracts.
General AU Insurance Information can be found on the Risk Management Website.
International Travel Information which applies to employees and students of AU can be found HERE.

F&A/Benefit Rates:
The Department of Health and Human Services
Cognizant Field Audit Office: The U.S. Department of Education

Indirect Cost Rates (IDC)
On Campus: 43%
Off Campus: 19%

Fringe Benefit Rates

IRB Information:
Animal Welfare Assurance Number (OLAW)

AU Federal Wide Assurance

AU Institutional IRB Registration Number

IACUC - A3549-01

State Executive Order 12372
The DC State Single Point of Contact follows the Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance (CFDA), which publishes the list of programs requiring review. Often the need to comply with Executive Order 12372 will be listed as a requirement in the grant application guidelines provided by the federal funding agency. Contact OSP if you have questions. OSP will submit the State Single Point of Contact review request as part of the proposal submission. It is important to determine as early as possible whether a program falls under this to ensure compliance.