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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. This ID is a unique numerical identifier assigned to users by NSF and, once established, is yours for you to use no matter your affiliation(s) in the future. For a DDRIG application, both the PI (faculty advisor) and Co-PI (doctoral student) must have NSF IDs.

For the Maxwell School, the contact person for assistance with registering for an NSF ID and affiliating your account with Syracuse University is Caroline McMullin (, Research Administrator in the SU Office of Sponsored Programs (OSP).

Creating a New Account

To create a new account, follow the step-by-step instructions in the PDF linked below (click image to enlarge).


  1. Each NSF account requires a primary email address and a work email address. For the primary email address, use an email account that you will have continued access to even if you leave Syracuse University (e.g., Gmail). Your primary email address is used for important notifications about your NSF account such as password resets. For the work email address, use your Syracuse University ( email address. The work email address is associated with your role(s) at a particular organization; it is used for role request and approval notifications as well as for proposal and award related notifications.
  2. After you have created your account (Steps 1-3), you must complete Step 4 (Add a New Role) to affiliate your account with Syracuse University (see additional instructions below).  

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Additional Instructions for Step 4: Add a New Role

Take the following steps to request the Investigator role:

  1. Sign in to
  2. Select the “My Profile” link located on the top right of the screen. 
  3. Select the “Add a New Role” option from the left navigation bar.
  4. Click the blue “Add Investigator or Authorized User Role” button located in the “Prepare Proposals and Manage Awards” box. 

  5. Select "Yes, prepare and manage proposals with an organization" and click "Submit." 

  6. Complete the Four-Step Role Wizard: 

Step 1: Find Organization

To find Syracuse University as your organization, use DUNS number 00-225-7350

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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