Research Administration

Proposal Information

Mailing Address 
University of Massachusetts Lowell 
Office of Research Administration 
600 Suffolk Street, 2nd Floor - Suite 226
Lowell, MA  01854-3643

Legal Name and Address 
University of Massachusetts Lowell 
Office of Research Administration 
600 Suffolk Street, 2nd Floor - Suite 226
Lowell, MA  01854-3643

Location 
Middlesex County 
003 Congressional District 
State House District: 19th Middlesex 
State Senate District: 1st Middlesex

DUNS (Dun and Bradstreet) Number: 956072490

EIN (Employer Identification Number): 04-3167352

NAIS Codes 
541710 - Research & Development in Physical, Engineering & Life Sciences 
541720 - Research & Development in Social Sciences & Humanities

Standard Industrial Code 
8221 Colleges & Universities

CCR (Contractor Registration Number): 927033092

Institution Type 
Public Higher Educational Institution

Authorized Institutional Official 
Linda Concino, Director, Grants & Contract Administration 

Financial Information 
Michael Accardi, Assistant Controller/Director - Grant Accounting

Other Administrative Contacts 

Assurances 
Misconduct in Science Annual Report: 
Dated February 5, 2008 
Animal Subjects: 
Animal Welfare Assurance:DHHS: A3867-01 
USDA: 14-R-0081

Fringe Benefits

The following percentages should be used on budgets accompanying proposals.

For FY15 (July 1, 2014 - June 30, 2015)

Full Time (Classification I)

  • 28.86% for all sponsored research activity (Retirement, Health, and Workers Compensation Ins.)
  • $15 per week 01 employee - Health & Welfare cost - Not in the 28.86% 

Part Time (Classification III)

  • 1.59% Faculty additional compensation
  • 1.59% Undergraduate & Graduate Students (Summer Only)
  • 1.59% Non-benefited
  • 7.65% Research Assistants (Stipend Contracts - Fall - Spring) (Health & Welfare)

In accordance with our negotiated agreement with the Department of Health and Human Services, the following Predetermined Rate(s) should be used until further notice.

Date of Agreement: May 31, 2013

Applicable to: Rate Base Period 
Research on campus (Predetermined): 51% MTDC * 07/01/12 - 6/30/14 
Research on campus (Predetermined): 52.50% MTDC * 07/01/14 - 6/30/15 
Research on campus (Predetermined): 53% MTDC * 07/01/15 - 6/30/16  
Research off campus** (Predetermined): 26% MTDC * 07/01/12 - 6/30/16

* MTDC = Modified Total Direct Costs: Total direct costs excluding capital expenditures ( buildings, individual items of equipment over $1000, alterations and renovations), that portion of each subaward in excess of $25,000, patient care, rental/maintenance of off-site activities, tuition remission, scholarships and fellowships. 

** The Off Campus research rate applies only to activities of significant duration performed in facilities not owned by the University and to which rent is directly allocated. 

The Board of Trustees of the University of Massachusetts continues to provide incentives to faculty to encourage research activity. The indirect cost rate is a percentage of Modified Total Direct Costs negotiated and approved by the Department of Health and Human Services. This means that when proposals for grants and contracts are submitted through the Office of Research Administration, a percentage is added to the dollar value of the direct costs requested in the grant (not counting any equipment cost included in the grant proposal). 

At the time the grant is received, the monies from this indirect cost charge (51%) are divided according to the following formula: 
  • 41% to ORA 
  • 31% to the Principal Investigator 
  • 12.5% to the Stabilization Fund 
  • 7.5% to the Provost 
  • 4% to the Dept. or Center 
  • 4% to the Dean 
Overhead funds must be spent in accordance with the ORA Overhead Policy available on the Policies and Procedures section of our website. Monies must be expended "for purposes of instruction, research, tests, invention, discovery, development or engineering consistent herewith."

Regional Audit Office 

D.H.H.S. - O.I.G. 
Office of Audit Services 
Region I 
John F. Kennedy Federal Building 
Room 1409 
Boston, MA 02203 
Phone 617-565-2684 

Indirect Cost Audit Office

D.H.H.S. 
Regional Administrative Support Center 
Division of Cost allocation 
26 Federal Plaza, Room 41-118 
New York, NY 10278 
Phone 212-264-1823 

Valarie Woodbury 
Administrative Contracting and Grants Officer 
Office of Naval Research 
495 Summer Street 
Boston, MA 02210-2109 
Phone 617-753-4103 
Fax 617-753-4605

O.N.R. Representative:

Valarie Woodbury 
Administrative Contracting and Grants Officer 
Office of Naval Research 
495 Summer Street 
Boston, MA 02210-2109 
Phone 617-753-4103 
Fax 617-753-4605