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Organization/Organization Representative Registration

Your organization must be registered in all of the following systems before submitting a grant application. Your organization representatives are responsible for ensuring the various organization registrations needed to apply for grant funding are in place and active.

NIH recommends starting the organization registration process six weeks prior to your deadline to allow plenty of time to address unforeseen issues along the way. 


How Do I get Started?

How Long Does It Take?

Dun & Bradstreet - Organization Registration

Dun & Bradstreet will assign a unique nine-digit Dun & Bradstreet Universal Numbering System (DUNS) identification number to your organization to be used with all other registrations. Learn more.


Submit a request at: Link to Non-U.S. Government Site - Click for Disclaimer


1-2 business days (U.S); Up to 5 days (non-U.S.)

eRA Commons - Organization Registration

eRA Commons is an online interface where grant applicants, grantees and federal staff can access and share grant-related administrative information. Learn more.


Follow steps on:

10 business days

System for Award Management (SAM) - Organization Registration

SAM is a system required by the federal government to collect information on organizations applying for grants and contracts. Learn more.

Submit a registration request at: Link to Non-U.S. Government Site - Click for Disclaimer

12+ business days; longer if  EIN (U.S.) or NCAGE (non-U.S.) needs to be obtained - Organization Registration is a website for finding and applying to funding opportunities from all federal agencies. Learn more.

Follow's steps for registering as an organization at:
Link to Non-U.S. Government Site - Click for Disclaimer

1 business day or more (depends on responsiveness of your EBiz POC)

Small Business Administration (SBA) - Small Businesses Organization Registration Only

All Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) applicants are required to register with the SBA Company Registry. Learn more.

Begin the process at: Link to Non-U.S. Government Site - Click for Disclaimer

1-2 business days




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