UMCES Contacts & Proposal Information

UMCES Contacts and General Proposal Information

UMCES Contacts and General Proposal Information

Awardee/Submitting/Applicant Organization:

University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science
PO Box 775
Cambridge, Maryland  21613-0775
410-228-9265 Fax

Performing Organization:

UMCES Unit/Laboratory is listed as the performing organization.
Technical/Budget Contact:   Principal Investigator    
Authorizing Official:   Ginger Steelman
Director ORAA
Financial Contact:  
Barbara Higgins
Senior Accountant
Comptroller:   Beth Pinder 410-221-2011
VP for Admin and Finance:  
Lynn Rehn
Payment Contact:  
Matt Olsavsky
Accountant, Office of the Comptroller
University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science
PO Box 775
Cambridge, MD  21613-0775
Organization Type:   State Institution of Higher Education
Educational, Non-Land Grant Public University or College
Tax Status:
170(c)(1) – Not subject to federal income tax

Maryland Congressional District

Applicant:  Center Administration: MD-001

Performing Organization:

Appalachian Laboratory: MD-006
Horn Point Laboratory: MD-001
Chesapeake Biological Laboratory: MD-005
Maryland Sea Grant: MD-005
Institute of Marine & Environmental Technology MD-007
Integration and Application Network (Annapolis-IAN) MD-003

County & 9 Digit Zip Code

Center Administration: Dorchester 21613-0775
Horn Point Laboratory: Dorchester 21613-0775
Appalachian Laboratory:  Allegany    21532-2307
Chesapeake Biological Laboratory:  Calvert    20688-0038
Maryland Sea Grant:  Prince Georges County 20740-3210
Institute of Marine & Environmental Technology:  Baltimore City    21202-3183
Integration and Application Network (Annapolis-IAN):  Anne Arundel    21401-3475


FEIN / TIN (Federal Employee ID Number/Tax Identification Number):
Unique Entity ID (UEI): JHTYTGKYWLL9
DUNS No (Data Universal Numbering System):
Cage Code (Commercial and Government Entity):
NSF Awardee Organization Code: 00-210-300-60
NSF Performing Organization Code: 00-210-300-60
NAICS Code (N. American Industry Classification System): 541715
ASAP (Automated Standard Application for Payments) Recipient ID:      2465637

UMCES IACUC Assurance:

D16-00606 (A4160-01)
(Expires 8/31/2023)

IMET (UMB) Assurance: A3200-01
UMCES Federal Wide Assurance for Human Subjects: FWA00017005
(expires 3/14/2024)
IRB - University of Maryland, College Park IRB Registration #: IRB00000474

Negotiated Indirect Cost Rate Agreement (F&A Rate) – DHHS Agreement dated: November 4, 2019. Federal IDC rates in effect for proposal submitted on or after January 1, 2020. 
Predetermined – 7/1/2019 – 6/30/2020 - 54.00%
Predetermined – 7/1/2020 – 6/30/2022 - 54.50%
Predetermined – 7/1/2022 - 6/30/2003 - 55.00%
Provisional - 7/1/2023 until amended - 55.00%
Off Campus - 26.00% (If more than 50% of project is performed off campus.)

MD State Agencies – 39.00% MTDC
MDOT State Highway Administration - 26.00% MTDC
CESU – 17.50% MTDC

Federal Audit Agency:

Department of Health and Human Services
Office of Cost Allocation, Mid-Atlantic Field Office
Attention:  Lucy Siow
7700 Wisconsin Avenue
Suite 2300
Bethesda, MD  20857

Fringe Benefit Rate for Terminal Leave Pool as of July 1, 2019 - Estimates used in proposal budgets for employee fringe benefits include 2.39% of salary for all budgeted faculty salaries. This applies to all faculty ranks, include faculty research assistants. This is in addition to estimated fringe benefit rate for fringe benefits specifically identified with an employee and charged as direct cost (FICA, Retirement, Tuition Remission for Employees, TIAA/CREF, Unemployment Insurance and Health Insurance).

Fringe Benefits: UMCES does not have a fringe benefit rate agreement – actual costs are charged.  Fringe benefits expressed as a rate should always indicate that they are estimated rates – generally 35% for regular employees, 8% for hourly.

GRA Stipends

UMCES General Stipend Levels (Effective July 1, 2019):
GRA I    $24,812.55     GRA II  $25,917.50     GRA III $27,021.39

UMCES IMET Stipend Levels (Effective July 1, 2019):
GRA I    $28,027.34   GRA II  $29,176.90      GRA III   $29,789.68

Student Graduate In-State Tuition -  $731 Credit hour for Fall 2019 – 10 Credit Hours per semester /20 per year.  Advanced To Candidacy Tuition, Fees and Other Expenses (per term): $1,209 (6 Dissertation Credits only)

Click for current UMCP Rates.

Meal and Mileage Reimbursement Rates -  Effective September 1, 2019

Standard Meal Per Diem Rates:  Breakfast: $13; Lunch: $15; Dinner: $28: Daily Total: $56
Mileage Reimbursement Rate for Use of Personal Vehicle on State Business:  $0.58 cents per mile

Mission: "The University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science has a unique statutory mandate to conduct a comprehensive scientific program to develop and apply predictive ecology for the improvement and preservation of Maryland's physical environment.  This mission is accomplished through research, education and public service."

University of Maryland Center For Environmental Science ORAA Office Contacts:

Ms. Ginger Steelman, Director
Office of Research Administration and Advancement
University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science
PO Box 775
Cambridge, Maryland  21613-0775
Phone: 410-221-2014
Fax: 410-228-9265