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Grants.gov Will Require Workspace Account in January

On December 31, Grants.gov will retire the PDF application packages traditionally used and move to a web-based portal called Workspace.  Workspace will be used by federal sponsors who have historically used Grants.gov.  These agencies will still include DOE, DOD, and DHHS. (Full list of agencies)

To use Workspace, individuals need an account associated with the university.  This includes any faculty or staff who will prepare proposals in the system.

Create an Organization Applicant account

Click the link above or go to Grants.gov –> Applicants –> Register.

To access the form, click the red “Get Registered Now” button.

On the following screen, enter the information below and click “Continue.”

Screenshot of information required to register for Workspace at grants.gov

On the following screen, review your information and click “Send Temporary Code.”  You will immediately receive a temporary code via email and should enter that code in the temporary code field.

Next, you will proceed by choosing “Add Organizational Applicant Profile”, enter the following information, and click “Save”.  The University’s DUNS number is 003387891.

Screenshot of information required to register for Workspace at grants.gov

OSP will automatically be notified to update your user permissions.  When permissions have been set, you will receive a second email from Grants.gov.  At that time, you will be able to access solicitations and create proposals in Workspace.

Please note OSP anticipates receiving hundreds of account requests in the near future, so setting permissions may not be immediate.

OSP encourages everyone who anticipates preparing proposals to register early to help avoid issues resulting from last minute registrations.

For more information about Workspace, Grants.gov established a website that includes video tutorials for many of the system’s functions.

Also, Lunch and Learn sessions will be available December 13th and 19th.

If you should have any questions about the registration process or using the system, please contact David Smelser at dsmelser@utk.edu.