Authorized Organizational Representative for Grants & Contracts:
Ashley J. Alexander, PhD
Director, Office of Sponsored Programs
4801 Massachusetts Ave, NW, Suite 309
Washington, D.C. 20016-8066
Phone: (202) 885-3449 Fax: (202) 885-3453
Sarah Irvine Belson
Interim Vice Provost for Research
4801 Massachusetts Avenue, N.W.
Washington, D.C. 20016-8061
Phone: (202) 885-3714 Fax: (202) 885-3453
Office to be notified if award is made:
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:
c/o Grants and Contracts Accounting
4400 Massachusetts Avenue NW
Washington, DC 20016
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.
Taxpayer/Employer Identification Number (EIN)
Contractor & Government Entity (Cage) Number
North American Industry Classification System (NAICS)
DUNS & Bradstreet Number
NCES IPEDS ID
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
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
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.