Upcoming NSF Senior Key Person Profile (Expanded) Form Changes on Grants.gov

April 3, 2023

Please be advised that the following National Science Foundation (NSF) form updates will be released on Grants.gov with an effective date of May 22, 2023:

NSF Senior Key Person Profile (Expanded) Form (version 3.1):

  • The "Organization Name" field will be renamed "Organization UEI."
  • Applicants will enter the Unique Entity ID (UEI) issued by the System for Award Management (SAM) for all Senior Personnel.
  • The "Organization UEI" field will be optional for Other Senior Personnel.
  • The Role field will be updated to only include the following three options: PI/PD, co-PI/PD, and Other Senior Personnel.
  • The form version will be updated from 3.0 to 3.1.


Adding UEIs on the Senior Key Person Profile (Expanded) form will allow Senior Personnel documents and budget data for individuals (i.e., co-Principal Investigators (PIs)/Project Directors (PDs) and Other Senior Personnel) who do not have the PI/PD role to be transferred to NSF when the application is submitted via Grants.gov for processing in Research.gov. As of May 22nd, applicants will no longer be required to re-upload any Senior Personnel documents or re-enter budget data in Research.gov as a separate step after an application is transferred from Grants.gov to Research.gov.

Applications submitted to NSF via Grants.gov on or after May 22nd must use version 3.1 of the Senior Key Person Profile (Expanded) form to avoid submission validation errors.

Please refer to the NSF Grants.gov Application Guide for guidance related to NSF applications prepared on Grants.gov. A Grants.gov Proposal Processing in Research.gov How-to Guide is also available and will be revised to reflect the above-referenced changes to the Senior Key Person Profile (Expanded) form effective May 22, 2023.

If you have questions concerning this form change on Grants.gov or parallel changes to system-to-system (S2S) interfaces, please contact the NSF Help Desk at 1-800-381-1532 or rgov@nsf.gov. For technical questions relating to Grants.gov, please contact Grants.gov directly at 1-800-518-4726 or support@grants.gov. Policy-related questions should be directed to policy@nsf.gov.


Division of Information Systems

National Science Foundation