Office of Research & Graduate Studies


Proposal FAQs

The following FAQs are provided to address commonly answered questions from researchers.

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Institution Name                                                                      Texas A&M University-Kingsville

Performance Locations                                                           (Main Campus)                               (Citrus Center)

                                                                                                   700 University Blvd.                       312 N. International Blvd.

                                                                                                   Kingsville, TX 78363-8202             Weslaco, TX 78599-9027

Congressional District                                                             TX-034 (Main Campus)                  TX-015 (Citrus Center)

Organization Type                                                                   4-year, Non-Profit Institution of Higher Education

Data Universal Numbering System (DUNS)                          868154089

Employer Identification Number (EIN)                                  74-6001530

Commercial and Government Entity (CAGE)                         1SQR7

Automated Standard Application for Payments (ASAP)      4890515 (USDA applications only)

PHS Human Subjects Assurance Number                              FWA00001427

PHS Animal Assurance Number                                              D16-00265

FICE Code                                                                                   003639

System for Award Management (                            Expiration Date: 10/05/2021

Cognizant Federal Agency                                                        Department of Health & Human Services (DHHS)

                                                                                                    Denise Shirlee, DHHS Representative

                                                                                                    (214) 767-3261

Date of Indirect Cost Rate Agreement                                    February 28, 2020; Indirect Cost Rate Agreement

Indirect Cost Rates                                                                    On-Campus: 38% (MTDC base) 

                                                                                                    Off-Campus: 13% (MTDC base)

Non-Land Grant College of Agriculture                                 TAMUK is designated as a NLGCA (View Letter)

Fringe Benefit Rates                                                                 Current rates for FY 2021 (changes annually)

Tax Exempt Status Letter                                                          Current IRS tax exempt letter

Audit Letter                                                                               Current audit letter for FY 2020

Authorized Organizational Representative (AOR)                 Diana P. Luna

                                                                                                    Director, Contracts & Grants



Office of Research & Graduate Studies

Texas A&M University-Kingsville

700 University Blvd., MSC 201

Kingsville, TX 78363-8202


Phone: (361) 593-3344

Fax: (361) 593-3412


Most proposals, especially to federal agencies, require ORGS involvement, and you should contact your Proposal Administrator I as early as possible.

The Pre-Award team at ORGS will help develop your budget and guide you through the submission process as well as check to ensure that your proposal complies with sponsor guidelines and any other relevant policies and regulations. Many sponsors also require that an Authorized Organizational Representative (or Signing Official) submit your proposal.

Even if the sponsor allows the Principal Investigator (PI) to submit the proposal, if funding will come through the University, ORGS will still need to review the full proposal prior to submission. Submitting without ORGS assistance can result in detrimental budget errors and delays in processing your award.

A collaborative proposal is one in which researchers from two or more institutions wish to collaborate on a unified research project. If TAMUK is the lead institution, our office will require the following subaward information from the collaborative institution:
  • TAMUK Subrecipient Form
  • Scope of Work (SOW)
  • Budget and Budget Justification
  • Letter of Commitment signed by their AOR
  • Any Other Supplementary Documents listed in the solicitation of the Funding Opportunity
It is important to obtain the subaward's grant contact person , so one of our Proposal Development Team members at ORGS can contact them ahead of time and request our required forms, prior to submission.

Financial Accounting & Reporting and Payroll Services

Texas A&M University-Kingsville

700 University Blvd., MSC 104

Kingsville, TX 78363-8202