Last modified: Nov 18, 2015

Northeastern uses COEUS proposal  submission software for all submissions.  However, from time-to-time, it is not possible to submit via COEUS, and in such instances, these directions would apply:

If submitting a NSF or NIH proposal register with NIH Commons or NSF FastLane, as applicable. To register contact Doris Suazo-Smith. You do not need to register with

  • Download Adobe Reader software at: Adobe homepage. You can also go to the download page to get the Adobe Reader, or to check if the version of Reader you already have is compatible with
  • Find application package at
  • Download application to hard drive using SAVE button on first page of application package.
  • Print and read application instructions found on web site and at agency’s web site. Application Filing Name is last name of PI and short title of proposal. All yellow fields must be filled out. All other fields must be filled out as indicated in the funding opportunity announcement and in the agency’s proposal guidelines. All attachments are in PDF format.

SF 424 R&R form:

Complete this form first - it populates other forms

  • Field 5:

    Organizational DUNS no. 001423631
    Applicant Information: Northeastern University
    Department: leave blank
    Division: Research Administration and Finance
    Street1: 360 Huntington Avenue, 960RP
    Street2: leave blank
    City: Boston
    County: Suffolk
    State: MA
    ZIP/Postal Code: 02115-5005
    Contact person: Dana Carroll
    Phone Number: 617-373-5600
    Fax Number: 617-373-4595
    EIN number: 1041679980A1 for NIH 041679980 for all others
  • Field 12: N/A for NIH proposals
  • Field 14:Congressional District for Northeastern University: MA-007
  • Field 15:
    PI information with department address. For NIH proposals this information should match your PI profile in Commons.
  • Field 19:
    Authorized Representative: Dana Carroll, Associate Vice Provost of Research. Use as the email address.
  • Field 21:
    Additional list of Congressional Districts if needed.

R&R Senior/Key Person Profile form:

NIH proposals require the PI's eRA Commons User Name in the Credential field for all PI's Co-PI's. NSF asks for your User ID.

R&R Budget form:

You must completely fill in first budget period before you can add information to the next period.

Budget Justification must be attached in Year 1 in order to move to next year. It only needs to be uploaded once – you can edit it after the budget is complete. Example

Northeastern University equipment cap is equal to or greater than $1,500.

Use the current information on indirect cost rates and fringe benefit rates available at: University Rates

Section H. - Cognizant Federal Agency is DHHS, Michael Stanco, (212) 264-2069.


Even though COEUS will not be used to submit your proposal, it is still used internally to route it for approvals.  Please work with your Department's Grant Administrator or Grant Officer at ORAF to complete and route your proposal and email your completed application package to your Grant Officer.