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What do I need to do to register with Grants.gov in order to submit a proposal?

With the implementation of Grants.gov Workspace, all Individuals in UO departments who will work on UO Organizational/Institutional grant applications in the new Workspace platform, will need to register themselves for a User Role in Workspace. Once you register, your access to Grants.gov Workspace will be approved by the SPS E-Biz Point of Contract.

SPS Pre-Award Sponsored Projects Administrators (SPAs) are registered as Authorized Organizational Representatives (AORs) with Grants.gov and Grants.gov Workspace and are the only authorized UO personnel who may submit Grants.gov applications on behalf of the University of Oregon (For Applications to be submitted by an Individual, please contact your SPS Pre-award SPA).

To register on Grants.gov for a Work Space user role:

  1. For Grants.gov applications to be submitted on behalf of the University of Oregon (Institutional/Organizational Applicant), register as a UO organization applicant, go to: https://apply07.grants.gov/apply/OrcRegister

  2. Copy and Paste the UO's DUNS number into the application to register. The UO's DUNS number is: 079289626 (Do not use UO's DUNS number if you are registering as an Individual)

  3. Upon registration, the SPS E-biz Point of Contact will be notified of your registration and will authorize your Grants.gov Workspace role. Your Grants.gov Workspace access will typically be available for you to access within 24 hours after you register on Grants.gov.

What is a grant application package (GAP) and where can I find the instructions?
A grant application package (GAP) is an electronic (adobe PDF) file that contains all the necessary forms (e.g., SF-424, project narrative, project budget, etc.) that comprise a complete grant application for a specific funding opportunity. The application package also contains critical information about the opportunity including the issuing agency, the opportunity and CFDA numbers, the open/close dates and the agency point of contact. Each funding opportunity will have its own application package.

The instructions for completing a GAP are provided for download along with the GAP from Grants.gov. When completing a GAP, reference the instructions and any other applicable guidelines provided by the sponsor, i.e., Request for Proposals (RFP), or the Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA), and any other applicable guidelines such as the SF424 (R&R) Application Guide for NIH and Other PHS Agencies (if submitting a GAP to NIH).

What is a CFDA number?
A CFDA number is a unique number created in the Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance (CFDA) database. It tracks all domestically-funded Federal programs available to state and local governments (including the District of Columbia); federally-recognized Indian tribal governments; territories (and possessions) of the United States; domestic public, quasi-public, and private profit and nonprofit organizations and institutions; specialized groups; and individuals.


Where do I find the information needed to complete a GAP Cover page?
SPS has listed all the necessary information to complete a GAP cover page on our website at: http://orsa.uoregon.edu/index.cfm?toplevcat=proposals&page=pp_cover_page. If you have any additional questions, please contact your SPS Pre-Award SPA.


Who do I contact in SPS for assistance with completing a GAP or an EPCS record?
Find your department SPS PreAward SPA at: http://orsa.uoregon.edu/index.cfm?topLevCat=orsa&page=orsa_campus_units.
For EPCS technical assistance, such as file upload problems, contact your SPS SPA or email sponsoredprojects@uoregon.edu.


Who do I contact in SPS for help with finding a grant or for help with reviewing technical documents for a GAP?
Research Development Services (RDS) is available to assist with finding grant opportunities and to work with the departments on technical documents and content assistance. Please visit their webpage at http://rfd.uoregon.edu/ to review their available services.

Who do I contact at UO for help with a Data Management Plan?
For more information about Data Management Plans, Back-up and Storage or Data Planning, email ResearchDataMgmt@uoregon.edu.


Who do I contact at UO for help with Technology Transfer Services?
Innovation Partnership Services (IPS) is available to provide assistance with publishing and sharing data you generate under your award, in addition to many other services. For information about permissions and distribution, please visit the IPS website at http://techtran.uoregon.edu/ or email them at e-mail Technology Transfer Services, or call 6-3176.