RAPid - New UEIs to Replace DUNS by April 2022

RAPid Update

Unique Entity Identifiers (UEI) to Replace DUNS for Federal Proposals

U-M has new Unique Entity Identifier (UEI) numbers for Ann Arbor, Dearborn, and Flint.

What is a UEI?

A UEI number helps uniquely identify an entity like the University of Michigan for those registered in the System for Award Management (SAM). The UEI will replace the DUNS number for federal proposals. Our U-M UEIs can be found below and also on the Frequently Required Proposal Data page.

Ann Arbor:
SAM Exp. 02/18/2022, UEI ​GNJ7BBP73WE9, DUNS 073133571,
CAGE code: 03399

SAM Exp. 02/23/2022, UEI ​RY78VSF6P4G3, DUNS 782738207, CAGE code: 1PBE1
SAM Exp. 3/12/2022, UEI ​ L8QSLB2KCRE5, DUNS 085043891,
CAGE code: 5STD7

When will sponsors require the UEI?

By April of 2022, the federal government will stop using the DUNS number and fully transition to the UEI. However, we've noticed some sponsors (like the Department of Defense) are already asking for the UEI. The eResearch Proposal Management (eRPM) system will not be ready to receive the UEI as input until later in July. 

What if my sponsor asks for a UEI now?

If your sponsor requires your proposal to include the UEI now, you will have to use  Workspace via the Grants.gov Website. You can find instructions on how to use Workspace from Grants.gov below and on the Office of Research and Sponsored Projects' website.


The Manage Workspace Role allows you to prepare applications in Grants.gov Workspace. (More on that below.)

To register in Grants.gov, or to create a Grants.gov user name and password: 

  1. Go to Grants.gov.
  2. Select the REGISTER link at the top, right corner of the screen.
  3. Click on Get Registered Now. Complete the instructions and wait for your Temporary Code.
  4. Once you receive and enter, you can register to Add Organization Applicant Profile.
  5. Enter U-M's UEI or DUNS number as requested
  6. Follow the prompts to proceed.

 To request the Manage Workspace Role

  1. Post a Comment in the PAF and change the Subject Line to "Request Manage Workspace Role."
  2. Provide your Grants.gov username in the Enter Comments box.
  3. Select your Project Representative (PR) and ORSP Staff as the email recipients.
Please contact your ORSP PR with any questions.


What is U-M doing to prepare?

U-M is working to update eResearch to accept the new UEI later in July. We'll share updates in a future RAP or RAPid newsletter.


Learn more at these links:

Then, contact your ORSP PR with any questions.

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