Application Submission System & Interface for Submission Tracking (ASSIST)

ASSIST is NIH's online system for the preparation, submission and tracking of grant applications through Grants.gov to NIH. 

ASSIST provides:

  • Secure web-based data entry
  • Collaboration of multiple users
  • Pre-submission validation of NIH and key Grants.gov business rules
  • Pre-population of data from eRA Commons profiles
  • Pre-submission print/preview of application in NIH format
  • Submission status tracking for both Grants.gov and eRA Commons within a single system
  • Ability to import subaward budget data from external sources
  • Ability to copy application data (excluding attachments) from one announcement to another

In 2013-2014, NIH opened up ASSIST for all multi-project grant programs (multi-project ASSIST timeline). In 2015, NIH will expand ASSIST support to most competing single-project programs, as well (NOT-OD-15-044; single-project ASSIST timeline).

Use of ASSIST is optional; Grants.gov downloadable forms and system-to-system solutions remain viable submission options.

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