NIH grant application instructions can be found in several places:
- How to Apply – Application Guide (often simply referred to as Application Guide)
- Funding Opportunity Announcements (FOAs), and
- Notices posted in the NIH Guide for Grants and Contracts.
It is important to read and follow all provided guidance. What happens when guidance between these sources conflicts? Which one wins?
In summary, NIH Guide Notices win over application guide and funding opportunity announcements when instructions conflict. Stay up to date and subscribe to the NIH Guide for Grants and Contracts!