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Proposal Information

APPLICANT ORGANIZATION
Texas Christian University
2800 S. University Drive
Fort Worth, Texas 76129-0001
AUTHORIZING/SIGNING OFFICIAL Dr. Bonnie E. Melhart
Associate Provost for Research
TCU Box 297024
T (817)257-7104 F (817)257-7484 Email:b.melhart@tcu.edu
ADMINISTRATOR TO BE NOTIFIED IF AWARD IS MADE Teresa Miles Hendrix
Assistant Director of Sponsored Programs
TCU Box 297023
T (817)257-7516 F (817)257-0058 Email:teresa.m.miles@tcu.edu
CONTACT PERSON FOR NEGOTIATIONS OF FEDERAL CONTRACTS Cheryl L. Wilson
Assoc. V-Chancellor and Controller
TCU Box 297011
T (817)257-7834 F (817)257-7733 Email: c.l.wilson@tcu.edu
AWARD CHECKS PAYABLE TO Texas Christian University
ATTN:   Jocelyn Rust
TCU Box 297011
Fort Worth, Texas 76129-0001
T (817)257-5118 F (817)257-7733Email: j.rust@tcu.edu
FEDERAL TAX ID NUMBER  750827465
DUNS NUMBER  043807882
CAGE CODE  7B134
IRB IORG PARENT ORGANIZATION NUMBER  IORG0002129 TCU
TCU IRB#1  IRB 00002653
HUMAN SUBJECTS FEDERAL-WIDE ASSURANCE (FWA) NUMBER  FWA00022286
OLAW ASSURANCE NUMBER D16-00329 (old #A3542-01)
USDA ANIMAL WELFARE ACT CERTIFICATE NUMBER  74-R-0046
FEDERAL INTERAGENCY COMMITTEE on EDUCATION (FICE) NUMBER  00363600
GOVERNMENTAL DISTRICTS 12th Federal Congressional District 97th State House District 12th State Senatorial District
FRINGE BENEFIT RATES Fringe benefit rates are scheduled to increase yearly however, for proposal budget planning, the rates should remain constant for the duration of the grant. As of memo dated May 10, 2017:

  • 25% – employees not participating in retirement program
  • 37% – employees on retirement program
  • 19% – TCU retirees
  • Fringe not charged on student wages
FACILITIES AND ADMINISTRATIVE COSTS (INDIRECT COSTS)
Federally Negotiated Rate
   On-Site Rate – 54% of salaries (including graduate stipends and student wages) exclusive of fringe
Off campus rate – 24% of salaries exclusive of fringe (all work must be accomplished off campus)
Effective date of indirect cost rate agreement –
     6/1/2014-5/31/2018
FINANCIAL CONFLICT OF INTEREST TRAINING http://grants.nih.gov/grants/policy/coi/tutorial2011/fcoi.htm
GRADUATE STUDENT TUITION LINK http://graduate.tcu.edu/financial-support/tuition-and-fees/
MINIMUM Wage
$7.25/hour as of 7/24/2009
BUSINESS USE OF PERSONAL VEHICLES
53.5¢ per mile (as of 1/1/2017)
Claims for reimbursement are filed using the “TCU Expense Reimbursement Form” including a detailed itinerary of the auto use and the budget manager’s signature.
DOCUMENT RETENTION POLICY Files will be kept in the Office of Sponsored Programs for a period of three (3) years past the duration of the grant. Files for unfunded proposals will be kept in the Office of Sponsored Programs for one(1) year past the unfunded date.
GENERAL FEDERAL REGULATIONS

Uniform Guidance

Texas Christian University (“TCU”) will be implementing The Federal Office of Management and Budget (“OMB”) issued Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards, 2 CFR 200, et al. (the “Uniform Guidance”), as required by applicable federal law.   The Uniform Guidance was generally effective December 26, 2014.

Section 200.110(a) of the Uniform Guidance permits non-Federal entities like TCU to continue to comply with the procurement standards in previous OMB guidance, instead of the procurement standards found in the Uniform Guidance, for two full additional fiscal year after December 26, 2014. TCU has elected to follow previous OMB guidance related to procurement standards in effect prior to December 26, 2014, for two full additional fiscal years. Therefore, TCU will follow previous OMB guidance for procurement through the end of the fiscal year ending May 31, 2017.

TCU FALL 2017 FACT BOOK (STATISTICS) http://www.ir.tcu.edu/factbooks/2017/default.asp
CONTROLLED SUBSTANCES Controlled Substances for research must be ordered by the Researcher through TCU Research at 817.257.4266. The Researcher (not students) must come to the TCU Research office (SAD 3101) to pickup and sign for the controlled substance
POSTDOCTORAL MENTORING RESOURCES  http://www.faseb.org/portals/2/pdfs/opa/idp.pdf