Table of Page Limits

The page limits for most forms sections are listed below, organized by Activity Code

The Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) instructions always supersede these page limits; therefore, be sure to check the FOA for any exceptions.

For all Fellowship (F) Applications


Section of Application

Page Limits *
(if different from FOA,
FOA supersedes)

Introduction to Resubmission or Revision Application (when applicable)

1

Specific Aims

1

Research Strategy

6

Respective Contributions

1

Selection of Sponsor and Institution

1

Responsible Conduct of Research

1

Applications for Concurrent Support (when applicable)

1

Goals for Fellowship Training and Career

1

Activities Planned Under  This Award

1

Doctoral Dissertation and Other Research Experience

2

Sponsor(s) and Co-Sponsor(s)

6

Biographical Sketch

5



For 
Individual Career Development Award (K, excluding KM1 and K12) Applications



Section of Application

Page Limits *
(if different from FOA,
FOA supersedes)

Introduction to Resubmission or Revision Application (when applicable)

1

Specific Aims

1

First three items of Candidate Information (Candidate's Background, Career Goals and Objectives, and Candidate's Plan for Career Development/Training Activities During Award Period and Research Strategy

12 
(for all sections combined)

Training in the Responsible Conduct of Research

1

Candidate's Plan to Provide Mentoring (Include only when required by the specific FOA, e.g., K24 and K05)

6

Plans and Statements of Mentor and Co-mentor(s)

6

Letters of Support from Collaborators, Contributors, and Consultants

6

Description of Institutional Environment

1

Institutional Commitment to Candidate's Research Career Development

1

Biographical Sketch

5


For institutional 
Training (T), International Training (D43D71U2R), Institutional Career Development (K12, KM1, KL2), and Research Education (R25, DP7) Applications



Section of Application

Page Limits *
(if different from FOA,
FOA supersedes)

Introduction to Resubmission Application (when applicable)

3

Introduction to Revision Application (when applicable)

1

Specific Aims (applies only to R25 and DP7)

1

Research Education Program Plan (uploaded via the Research Strategy)
For R25 and DP7 applications only

25

Background, Program Plan, and Recruitment and Retention Plan to Enhance Diversity (Attachments 2-4 of Research Training Program Plan form)
For D43D71, U2RK12, KM1, KL2 and all Training (T) only

25 
(for all sections combined)

Plan for Instruction in the Responsible Conduct of Research (Attachment 5 of Research Training Program Plan form)
For D43D71, U2RK12, KM1KL2 and all Training (T) only

3

Biographical Sketch

5


For
R01, R03, R21, and all other Applications



Section of Application



Activity Codes

Page Limits *
(if different from FOA,
FOA supersedes)

Introduction to Resubmission and Revision Applications

For all Activity Codes (including each applicable component of a multi-component application)

1

Specific Aims

For all Activity Codes that use an application form with the Specific Aims section (including each component of a multi-component application)

1

Research Strategy

For Activity Code DP1

5

For Activity Codes R03R13U13R13, U13R21, R36R41R43SC2SC3X011

6

For Activity Code DP2

10

For Activity Codes DP3DP5G08G11G13RC2 RC4RF1R01, R15R18, R21/R33, R24, R28, R33R34R42,
R44, R61/R33, SC1, SI2UC2UH2, UH3UG1UC4UF1, UG3/UH3, UH2/UH3, U01U18U24U2CU34
U42U44X011, X02  

12

For all other Activity Codes

Follow FOA instructions

Commercialization Plan

For R42 and R44

12

Biographical Sketch

For all Activity Codes except  DP1 and DP2

5

For DP1 and DP2

2

* FOA instructions always supersede these instructions.

1 X01 FOAs can be either 6 or 12 pages. Review the FOA for details.