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Frequently Required Proposal Data & Documents

Following are documents and data frequently required by sponsors for proposals. 

About U-M

Tax ID / IRS Determination Letter

SAMs Expirations, UEI, DUNS, and CAGE Codes, and Other Numbers

  • System for Award Management (SAM) Expirations, Unique Entity ID (UEI) Numbers, DUNS, and Commercial and Government Entity (CAGE) codes:
    • Ann Arbor: SAM Exp. May 20, 2024, UEI ​GNJ7BBP73WE9, DUNS 073133571, CAGE code: 03399
    • Dearborn: SAM Exp. November 27, 2024, UEI ​RY78VSF6P4G3, DUNS 782738207, CAGE code: 1PBE1
    • Flint: SAM Exp. November 19, 2024, UEI ​ L8QSLB2KCRE5, DUNS 085043891, CAGE code: 5STD7
    • System for Award Management (SAM) Search Instructions
      • To search on the SAM website, click on Search Record using Cage Code#, UEI#, or DUNS# to access U-M information, expiration date, etc.
      • Choose View Details and Reps & Certs to download the FARs or DFARs.
    • State of Michigan SIGMA Vendor ID Number: CV0048260

    Facilities & Administration (F&A) / Indirect Cost (IDC) Rate Agreement

    Subrecipient Forms

      Assurance Letters, Compliance Approvals, Confirmations, Cognizant Offices

      Animal Care and Use

      • Most recent AAALAC Accreditation Date: November 27, 2023, Unit number: 000285
      • PHS Assurance Number: D16-00072 (A3114-01), Assurance Dates: July 2021 - July 2025
      • DHHS Date of Compliance: Misconduct in Science: February 28, 1996
      • Radiation Safety NRC numbers: UM 21-00215-04 and VA 21-00159-04

      Cognizant Office - Government Approval Letters

      (Scroll down for Addresses and Contacts.)

      Cognizant Audit Offices - Mailing Addresses and Contacts 

      (Scroll up for related approval letters from these Cognizant Audit Offices. See below for F&A Rate.)

      • Department of Health and Human Services
        Federal guidelines require the university to maintain an approved disclosure statement (DS-2) on file with the Department of Health and Human Services, describing the university's accounting and management practices.
        DHHS Division of Cost Allocation
        Olulola Oluborode (or Lola Oluborode) (301) 492-4065,
      • Cost Accounting Standards Disclosure Statement (DS-2)
        Federal guidelines require U-M to maintain an approved disclosure statement (DS-2) with DHHS describing U-M accounting and management practices.
      • DCMA (Defense Contract Management Agency)
        Patricia Scott
        Director of Contracts
        1523 W. Central Rd
        Arlington Heights IL 60005
      • DCAA (Defense Contract Audit Agency)
        2250 West John Carpenter Freeway
        Irving, TX 75063
        General Information: (571) 448-7503 

      • Office of Naval Research (ONR) - Chicago
        Chicago Regional Office
        230 South Dearborn, Room 380
        Chicago, IL 60605-1595
        Phone: 312-886-5423
        Fax: 312-353-6089

      Eurostat Certification ID Number 

      Harassment and Discrimination

      Higher Learning

      • Higher Learning Commission Accreditation
        • An accreditation letter can be generated from the Provost's office HLC web page. Follow the prompts to generate a letter with today's date stamp.

      Human Subjects

      • Human Subjects Protection Assurance # [DHHS] aka Federal Wide Assurance # FWA 00004969 (See NIH OHRP Website for the official source of expiration date as the date changes frequently.)
        • Enter either the number or the institutional name exactly as "U Michigan" in the search box to get the current info.

      International Traffic and Arms (ITAR) Registrations

      Uniform Guidance Single Audit

      Annual Reports

      Other Campus Resources

      Various Codes, Downloads, and Links


      There isn't a literal certificate per se. Anyone asking externally should also have access to SAM and can look us up (i.e. federal agencies or those doing business with federal agencies). Therefore, all the sponsor needs are the date of expiration plus a UEI, DUNS, and/or CAGE Code.

      References and Resources


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