National Institutes of Health (NIH)
The following National Institutes of Health (NIH) guidelines are helpful in preparing proposals or administering awards.
Recent NIH Submission Updates
Don’t Forget Inclusion Data In Proposal Submissions
FORMS-C application packages no longer collect inclusion data in PDF attachments. Instead, each package includes new Planned Enrollment Report and Cumulative Inclusion Enrollment forms and are "Optional" forms. You will no longer receive an error message when this data is omitted. NIH policies on when to include this data remain the same. Review the application guide and supplemental instructions to ensure the forms are included as needed.
FORMS-C Budget Forms and PD/PIs
The latest version of the R&R Budget form DO NOT default to the PD/PI project role for Senior/Key Person entries in Section A. It must be manually entered. It is critical to type the string "PD/PI" and NOT "PI" or "PI/PD" or you will get an error.
K, F, T and D Programs Moving to Updated Electronic Application Forms (FORMS-C) for Due Dates On or After January 25, 2014. - NOT-OD-14-027
The above referenced reminder notice regarding the transition of Career Development (K), Fellowship (F), Training (T/D) programs to updated electronic application forms has been issued by the NIH. Applications submitted using incorrect forms will not be accepted. All K, T and F Parent Announcements will be reissued under new Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) numbers. All other active F, K, T and D FOAs will be updated to include a FORMS-C package with the existing announcement (i.e., no FOA number change). NIH is making every effort to have the new FOAs and packages in place 45-60 days prior to the first due date that falls on/after January 25, 2014.
The Second Group of Multi-project Activity Codes are Moving to Electronic Submission for Due Dates on or After January 25, 2014 - NOT-OD-13-075 . These include G12, P30, P40, P41, P42, P51, P60, R28, S06, U10, U41, U42, U45, U56, UC7. More information on the ASSIST System can be found on our NIH ASSIST page.