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Applicant Name Emerson College
Applicant Address 120 Boylston Street, Boston, MA 02116-4624
Organization Type Independent, nondenominational college focused on communication and the arts in a liberal arts context. Classified as a comprehensive, MA I institution by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching.
Date of University's Founding 1880
Date of 501(c)(3) January, 1959 (affirmed August 26, 1997)
Carnegie Classification Master's L: Master's Colleges and Universities (larger programs)
Controller Jonathan Pearsall
Email: jonathan_pearsall [at]
Phone: 617-824-8426
Chief Financial Officer Paul Dworkis
Vice President for Administration and Finance.
Email: paul_dworkis [at]
Phone: 617-824-8575
Authorized Institutional Signatory (Proposals) Eric Asetta
Executive Director, Office of Research and Creative Scholarship
Email: eric_asetta [at]
Phone: 617-824-3075
Authorized Institutional Signatory (Awards and Contracts) Michaele Whelan
Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs
Email: michaele_whelan [at]
Phone: 617-824-8570
Federal Entity Identification Number or Tax ID Number 04-1286950
DUNS Number 043411438
CAGE Code 0M720
Office of Postsecondary Education Identifier (OPE ID) 00214600
Federal-wide Assurance Approval Number FWA00003603
IRB Registration Number IRB00008642 (Emerson College IRB #1)
IORG Registration Number IORG0007201
NSF Organization Code 0021469000
Animal Assurance Number N/A
U.S. Congressional District 8th
Massachusetts Senate District 2nd Suffolk
Massachusetts House District 3rd Suffolk
U.S. Representative Ayanna Pressley
U.S. Senators Ed Markey & Elizabeth Warren
Total Enrollment Undergraduate: 3,702*
Graduate: 1400
School of Communication Undergraduate: 1,170
Graduate: 887
School of the Arts Undergraduate: 2,429
Graduate: 513
Marlboro Institute Undergraduate: 91
Graduate: 0
Student/Faculty Ratio 13:1
# of Full-Time Employees 784 (555 Full-Time Staff, 229 Full-Time Faculty)
Indirect Cost (F&A) Agreement Cognizant Federal Agency: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
HHS PoC: Michael Leonard (212-264-2069)
Agreement Date: May 15, 2020
Expiration Date: June 30, 2021
Indirect Cost Rate (Federal) 49.9% of Modified Total Direct Costs (MTDC)
Fringe Benefit Rates (Federal) 29% (Full-Time Employees)
7.65% (Part-Time Employees)
Fringe Benefit Rates (Non-Federal) 34% (Full-Time Employees)
7.65% (Part-Time Employees)
Short Description of Emerson College

Emerson College, located in the heart of Boston, Massachusetts, is the nation’s premier institution in higher education devoted to communication and the arts in a liberal arts context.

Emerson is internationally recognized in its fields of specialization, which are communication studies; marketing communication; journalism; communication sciences and disorders; visual and media arts; the performing arts; and writing, literature and publishing.

Additional Information About Emerson College
Banking EFT Information

Bank of America, 100 Federal Street, Boston, MA 02110
Contact: Joe Apau (508-770-7001)
Routing #: 011000138
Account #: 00009933026
Swift Code: BOFAUSN3
Checking Account Title: Emerson College Concentration Account

Course Release Equivalent on Grant Proposals 1/6 of academic year salary plus associated fringe benefits (full-time rate)