Office of Research and Graduate Studies


Frequently Asked Questions for Proposal Applications

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

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Proposal Frequently Asked Questions
Institution Name Texas A&M University-Kingsville
Performance Location (Main Campus) 700 University Blvd., Kingsville, TX 78363-8202
Performance Location (Citrus Center) 312 N. International Blvd., Weslaco, TX 78599-9027
Congressional District(s) TX-034 (Main Campus); TX-015 (Citrus Center)
Organization Type 4-year, Non-Profit Institution of Higher Education
Data Universal Numbering Systems (DUNS) 868154089
Unique Entity Identifier (UEI) SQ6VAWQ7YSZ4
Employer Identification Number (EIN/Tax ID) 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 Upon Request to Research Compliance.
FICE Code 003639
System for Award Management ( Expiration Date: 06/08/2023
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 2023 (changes annually)
Tax Exempt Status Letter Current IRS tax exempt letter
Audit Letter Current audit letter for FY 2021
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