The information below is compiled to assist you with common information requests by funders. You are not likely to need all of this information for an individual proposal. Please contact the Office of Business and Finance for help with any additional information you need.

The School of Government is a unit of UNC Chapel Hill. The School of Government Foundation is a separate legal entity from the School of Government, but its sole purpose is to support the educational mission of the SOG.


General Information

Office of Sponsored Research Information Sheet

This page is updated regularly with commonly-requested information about the University, including the legal name, administrative contact, Federal Employee Identification Number, and more. It is a good first stop for any general information requests you might have.

Audit Information

IRS & Tax Information

  • Type of exemption within the IRS Code:
    • UNC (SOG) is a 501 (c)(3) described in section 509(a)(1) and 170(b)(1)(A)(ii)
    • SOG Foundation is a 501(c)(3) described in section 509(a)(1) and 170(b)(1)(A)(vi)
  • University (and SOG) Tax ID #: 56-600-1393

Board of Directors

UNC Chapel Hill & School Of Government Public Information

    • Date UNC Chapel Hill was founded: 1789
    • Date School of Government was founded: 1931
    • Date School of Government Foundation was established: 1996
    • United Way affiliation – NO
  • UNC Chapel Hill Vice Chancellor for Research is: Terry Magnuson
  • School of Government Dean is: Michael R. Smith
  • School of Government Foundation Executive Director is: Michael R. Smith
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