Unique Entity ID Required for Proposal Submission
On April 4, 2022, the unique entity identifier used across the federal government changed from the DUNS Number to the Unique Entity ID (UEI), generated by SAM.gov. An active SAM registration is required to submit a proposal to NSF. If the SAM registration is not complete before the proposal due date, the proposer will have to wait and submit their proposal for the next solicitation due date after SAM registration is complete. Organizations are experiencing delayed SAM.gov registrations, validations and UEI issuance. Please start SAM.gov processes early to allow for additional time. Visit sam.gov for the latest status and additional guidance.