9 November 2010 17:14
Q: We are in the medical school affiliated with a large university. Will we be allowed to submit two applications from the medical school, or will our entire university organization be allowed to submit only two applications?
A: Each component of an institution having a distinct DUNS (Data Universal Numbering System) number will be able to submit two applications. The DUNS number provides a unique identifier of business entities and is used by NIH to distinguish independent applicant organizations. Your medical school has a distinct DUNS number and so will be able to submit applications independently of your other university entities.