Grants Office

Amherst College Institutional Profile

What is Amherst College’s Legal Name?

Trustees of Amherst College

Who has the Authority to Sign Applications and Proposals?

Stephen Nigro, Controller

Who has the Authority to Accept/Execute Grants and Contracts for Sponsored Programs?

All sponsored project awards must be routed through the Office of the Dean of the Faculty for review prior to requesting signature on behalf of the Amherst College.

What is Amherst College's Official Address?

Amherst College
PO Box 5000
Amherst, MA 01002-5000

Where can I find a copy of Amherst's 501c3?

click here

What is Amherst College's Political Subdivision?

2nd Congressional District of Massachusetts, Hampshire County (Enter "MA-002" on Grants.gov forms.)

Amherst Institutional Identification Numbers

Amherst College Federal Employer Identification Number (EIN): 042103542 

Amherst College DUNS Number 066985367

Year Amherst College was founded: 1821

Amherst Mission statement:

Amherst College educates men and women of exceptional potential from all backgrounds so that they may seek, value, and advance knowledge, engage the world around them, and lead principled lives of consequence.

Amherst brings together the most promising students, whatever their financial need, in order to promote diversity of experience and ideas within a purposefully small residential community. Working with faculty, staff, and administrators dedicated to intellectual freedom and the highest standards of instruction in the liberal arts, Amherst undergraduates assume substantial responsibility for undertaking inquiry and for shaping their education within and beyond the curriculum.

Amherst College is committed to learning through close colloquy and to expanding the realm of knowledge through scholarly research and artistic creation at the highest level. Its graduates link learning with leadership—in service to the College, to their communities, and to the world beyond.