DUNS Number To Be Phased Out by December 2020

The Federal government is in process of replacing applicant DUNS numbers with a new Unique Entity Identifier (UEI). This new identifier will be used on Federal grant applications where the DUNS number is currently listed. The transition to the new UEI will be complete December 2020.

ASU has not received a new UEI, at this time, RAs are advised to continue using our current DUNS number in all proposals. The RA community will be alerted when ASU transitions to using the UEI on applications and institutional information guidance will also be updated. According to guidance from, DUNS numbers should be used through the transition period, which is set to end December 2020.

For more information on the transition you can review the Unique Entity Identifier Update published by For questions regarding ASU’s status in the transition please contact Valerie Keim.