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.
Applicants applying to NIH funding opportunities with due dates on or after January 25, 2023 must use updated application forms and instructions identified with a Competition ID of “FORMS-H.”
Today we discuss what you and your institution should consider when submitting the same applications to multiple funders.
It is important to read and follow all provided guidance. What happens when guidance between the application guide, funding opportunity announcements, and NIH Guide Notices conflict? Which one wins?
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?
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.
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”.
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.
The simple answer is no. You need to attach quite a few pdf documents to your grant application and some (but not all) are subject to strict page limits.
Is your NIH grant coming to an end soon? Here’s a refresher on reporting deadlines, timeframes for drawing funds from the Payment Management System (PMS), and the process for amending a Federal Financial Reports (FFR).