Commonly Used Smithsonian Facts

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Legal Name: Smithsonian Institution

Type of Organization: Non-profit

Official authorized to sign grants and contracts on behalf of the Smithsonian: Tracey Fraser, Director, Office of Sponsored Projects

OSP Street Address (for delivery by courier):

Smithsonian Institution
Office of Sponsored Projects
2011 Crystal Drive, Suite 352
Arlington, Virginia  22202

Mailing Address:

Office of Sponsored Projects
Smithsonian Institution
P.O. Box 37012 MRC 1205
Washington, DC 20013-7012
Phone: (202) 633-7110
Fax: (202) 633-7119

Web Addresses:


Checks for grant and contract payments should be mailed to:

OSP Clearing Account
24411 Network Place
Chicago, Ill  60673-1241

Cognizant Audit Agency:

National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Office of the Inspector General
NASA Headquarters
Washington, D.C. 20546-0001

Information on Indirect Cost Rates and Fringe Benefit Rates

Federal Taxpayer Identification Number:

Tax Exemption Certification Letter

National Science Foundation (NSF) Organization Number:

Dun and Bradstreet Number (DUNS#):

Commercial and Government Entity (CAGE) Code:
3MXA0 (90998)

North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) Code:

Cost Accounting Standard Disclosure Date:
October 2001

Smithsonian Animal Welfare Assurance Number:

Smithsonian Human Subjects Assurance Number:
IORG 0005809