Gearing Up for Transition to FORMS-H Application Forms

September 29, 2022

As announced over the summer, NIH requires the use of updated application forms (FORMS-H) for due dates on or after January 25, 2023. We will begin adding FORMS-H application packages to active funding opportunity announcements and FORMS-H application form instructions to the How to Apply – Application Guide page as early as October 25 to prepare for the transition.

Do I Need To Include eRA Commons IDs for Other Significant Contributors Listed on the R&R SR/Key Person Profile Form of My Grant Application?

January 31, 2022

Yes. As of due dates on or after January 25, 2022,  eRA Commons IDs must be provided in the Credential field for all individuals listed on the R&R Sr/Key Person Profile form. This includes all senior/key personnel, other significant contributors (OSCs), and other key individuals required to be entered on the form by your funding opportunity announcement.

Reminder: Unique Entity ID (UEI) Required Starting January 2022

January 5, 2022

For grant applications due on or after January 25, 2022, applicants must have a Unique Entity ID (UEI)  at the time of application submission, as the federal government transitions from DUNS numbers. Wondering how to get a UEI? On January 12, 2022, the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) is offering a repeat of the popular webinar “All about the Unique Entity ID (SAM) for the Recipient Community”.

Creating People and System-Friendly PDF Attachments

June 30, 2021

Grant applications, Just-in-Time information, and progress reports all require PDF attachments as part of their submissions. Since both people and systems are consumers of the information conveyed through these attachments, we depend on applicants and recipients to follow a set of formatting ground rules that facilitate readability as well as timely and successful system processing.