Preparing for Updated Application Forms (FORMS-F)

Although the FORMS-F version of our grant application forms won’t be used until due dates on or after May 25, 2020, preparation for their use is well underway. In fact, we just posted the FORMS-F application guides on our How to Apply – Application Guide page. Read through the significant changes setction to familiarize yourself with what’s new.

Throughout March you’ll see FORMS-F application packages being added to non-parent funding opportunity announcements (FOAs) and we expect to complete that process by March 25th.  We’ll reissue Parent Announcements with updated text and FORMS-F application forms at least 60 days before their first use. For example, the R01 parent FOAs will be reissued by April 5 for the June 5 standard due date.

Whether choosing between FORMS-E and FORMS-F application packages on non-parent FOAs or selecting the appropriate parent announcement, carefully select the correct version for your intended due date. Your application may be withdrawn from funding consideration if you use the incorrect form version.

If your due date is … You must use …
On or before May 24, 2020, including:

Applications submitted under NIH Late Policy 2-week window of consideration for intended due dates on or before May 24, 2020

Applications submitted by June 1, 2020 under NIH Continuous Submission Policy for the May 7, 2020 AIDS intended due date
FORMS-E application forms and instructions

Parent Announcements posted prior to 2020 (if applying to a parent FOA)
On or after May 25, 2020, including:

All application types (New, Resubmission, Renewal, Revision)

Applications submitted early for intended due dates on or after May 25, 2020

Applications submitted after June 1, 2020 under NIH Continuous Submission Policy
FORMS-F application forms and instructions

Parent Announcements posted in spring 2020 (if applying to a parent FOA)

Want to learn more about the how, what, and when of our form transition in less than 10 minutes? Check out our Grants Administration Take 10: NIH FORMS-F Application Forms Update video.

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One thought on “Preparing for Updated Application Forms (FORMS-F)

  1. The current biosketch templates expire at the end of this month – will new templates be posted soon for applications submitted on or after April 1? Thank you.

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