NSF Registration

NEW User (No Fastlane/Research.gov ID)

If you do NOT have an NSF ID (e.g 000XXXXXX), please use the NSF Registration button below to register.  When your NSF registration is processed, you will receive two email messages:  one that confirms your registration and contains your NSF ID and a second message that contains a temporary password. Your registration will be processed in one business day.

When prompted for “Enter username and password for https://umdsphosts.umd.edu”, please use your University Directory login name and password to access the ORA secure electronic submission system.

NOTE: If you have a problem logging in using Internet Explorer, you may need to change your domain by using "ad\<directory id>" or "<directory id>@umd.edu" as the username. You can also try using a different browser, such  as Chrome or Firefox.

Your University Directory ID must have a valid @umd.edu email address associated with your account.
You can update your account through ARES.

To find your University Directory username, click here.
To set or change your University Directory password, click here.


User with an NSF ID (FastLane/Research.gov ID)

If you already have an NSF ID (e.g: 000XXXXXX) but are not yet affiliated with the University of Maryland, you can log into Research.gov to request to add a new role/affiliation on your account.

  1. From “My Profile,” click on the “Add a New Role” on your left menu
  2. Click on the “Add Investigator Role”
  3. Select “Yes, Prepare and manage proposals with an organization” and click submit.
  4. There are 5 steps to complete the request to add a new role
    • Step 1: Find organization
      1. Enter the organization’s DUNS number (UMD: 790934285) and click “Search.”
      2. Verify the correct organization is displayed in the results section and click “Next.”
    • Step 2: Add information (eg: contact details, degree information)
    • Step 3: Choose Role(s)
    • Step 4: Review
    • Step 5: Confirmation

    Your role request is sent to the listed Organization Contacts for review and approval. Your new role/affiliation will be approved in one business day. 



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