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To submit proposals to the National Science Foundation (NSF) and conduct other award-related activities using NSF systems, you must have an NSF ID. You may only have one NSF ID. This ID is a unique numerical identifier assigned to users by NSF and, one established, is yours for you to use no matter your affiliation(s) in the future.

In the Maxwell School, your contact person for assistance is Caroline McMullin (, Research Administrator in the SU Office of Sponsored Programs (OSP).

Creating a New Account

To create a new account, follow these step-by-step instructions: 

Pages from Single_ID_Help.pdf

Additional Instructions for Step 4: Add a New Role

To request the Investigator role, sign in to

  1. Select the “My Profile” link located on the top right of the screen. 
  2. Select the “Add a New Role” option from the left navigation bar.
  3. Click the blue “Add Investigator or Authorized User Role” button located in the “Prepare Proposals and Manage Awards” box. 
  4. Select “Yes, prepare and manage proposals with an organization” and click “Submit.”

    Step 1: Find Organization
    To find Syracuse University as your organization, use DUNS number 00-225-7350. Following the 

    Step 2: Add Information 
    Complete the required fields and click "Next." 

    Step 3: Choose Role(s)
    The "Principal Investigator" role is pre-selected. Click "Next." 

    Step 4: Review and Submit
    Review your information for accuracy and click "Submit." 

    You have successfully submitted a role request! Caroline in OSP will receive a notification email to review and approve your affiliation and role. 

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