NIH has posted its first pilot funding opportunity announcements (FOAs) that require applicants to submit using ASSIST (Application Submission System and Interface for Submission Tracking). You can find the pilot opportunities posted on this timeline, and read the Rock Talk blog post about our transition to electronic submission of multi-project grant applications to learn more.
In addition to the resources presented on the grants.nih.gov website for electronic submission of multi-project applications, NIH’s Office of Extramural Research (OER) hosted a webinar for those interested learning how to develop, submit, and track a multi-project application on-line using the new ASSIST tool. A recording of this webinar is now available for viewing online. Note that we expect to use feedback from the pilot to improve the system, and will be hosting another webinar early this summer to prepare applicants for the September 25, 2013 deadlines for electronic submission of P01, P20, R24, U24, P50 and U19 applications.