SF424 (R&R) Application and Electronic Submission Information

This page provides application guides for preparing electronic grant applications using the SF424 (R&R) application forms. Free Adobe Reader software is required.  For minimum system requirements and download instructions, go to http://www.grants.gov/help/download_software.jsp.  See the Electronic Submission of Grant Applications page for more information on the NIH electronic submission process.

 


 


Instructions for Application Forms

SF424 (R&R) Application Guides for Restructured Application Forms:
To be used with applications that indicate "ADOBE-FORMS-B1," "ADOBE-FORMS-B2," or "ADOBE-FORMS-C" in the "Competition ID" field of the SF424 (R&R) forms package.
Date Posted MS Word
File
PDF File
Application Guide SF424 (R&R) - Forms Version C 11/25/2014   PDF  (5.9 MB)
SBIR/STTR Application Guide SF424 (R&R) Forms Version C 11/25/2014   PDF (2.3 MB)
Individual Fellowship Application Guide SF424 (R&R) - Forms Version C 11/25/2014   PDF (1.6 MB)
Supplemental Grant Application Instructions For All Competing Applications and Progress Reports 11/25/2014   PDF  (1.3 MB)

 

 

Additional Format Pages

NIH requires all text attachments in an SF424 (R&R) application to be PDF. However, to avoid system errors, applicants should create text attachments using word processing software and then convert to PDF using PDF-generating software. While Word samples are provided below, applicants will need to convert the finished product to PDF before attaching within an SF424 (R&R) application. Do not use the PDF samples from the PHS398 application page. Those are fillable-PDF forms which will cause an error in the electronic submission of an SF424 (R&R) applications.

Additional Format Pages Date Posted File Link/Format/Size
Biographical Sketch Format Page – Forms Version C
(use also for Fellowship Sponsor/Co-Sponsors) – Build it using SciENcv and attach it to your application!
11/25/2014 MS Word (29 KB)
Biographical Sketch Sample – Forms Version C 11/25/2014 MS Word (40 KB)
Fellowship Applicant Biographical Sketch Format Page – Forms Version C 11/25/2014 MS Word (33 KB)
Predoctoral Fellowship Applicant Biographical Sketch Instructions and Sample – Forms Version C 11/25/2014 MS Word (43 KB)
Postdoctoral Fellowship Applicant Biographical Sketch Instructions and Sample – Forms Version C 11/25/2014 MS Word (47 KB)
Old Biographical Sketch Format Pages and Instructions. The following Biographical
Sketch Format Pages and Instructions are Optional for all applications submitted between November 25, 2014 and January 24, 2015.
See NOT-OD-15-024.
Biographical Sketch Format Page – Forms Version C
(use also for Fellowship Sponsor/Co-Sponsors) – Build it using SciENcv and attach it to your application!
07/25/2014 MS Word  (29 KB)
Biographical Sketch Sample – Forms Version C 07/25/2014 MS Word  (40 KB)
Fellowship Applicant Biographical Sketch Format Page – Forms Version C 12/23/2014 MS Word  (33 KB)
Fellowship Applicant Biographical Sketch Sample – Forms Version C 12/23/2014 MS Word  (39 KB)
Pilot Biographical Sketch Format Page and Instructions (use only when specified in the FOA) – Forms Version C 05/15/2014 MS Word  (26 KB)
Referee Instructions for Mentored Career Development Awards

08/11/2011

MS Word  (38 KB)
Planned Enrollment Report 07/25/2013 MS Word  (30 KB)
PDF  (929 KB)
Cumulative Inclusion Enrollment Report 07/25/2013 MS Word  (30 KB)
PDF  (31 KB)
Modular Budget Sample: Same Modules 10/08/2014 PDF  (189 KB)
Modular Budget Sample: Variable Modules 10/08/2014 PDF  (188 KB)
Additional Senior/Key Person Profiles (Format provided for those applications requiring: Forms C - >100 Senior/Key Person Profiles) 10/10/2014 MS Word  (26 KB)
Additional Performance Sites (Forms C - >300 Project Performance Sites) 10/10/2014 MS Word  (25 KB)

Format for submitting modified Specific Aims, Project Summary/Abstract, and Public Health Relevance Statements to ICs when requested by NIH staff.

05/01/2009

MS Word  (27 KB)
PDF  (20 KB)

SBIR Funding Agreement Certification

07/25/2013

MS Word (38 KB)
PDF (674 KB)

STTR Funding Agreement Certification

07/25/2013

MS Word (38 KB)
PDF (674 KB)


 

 

 

Data Tables

Data tables for use with Institutional Research Training grant applications using the SF424 (R&R).

Blank Data Tables and Instructions and Sample Data Tables files are available for each of the situations listed below. The Instructions and Sample Data Tables file includes example data, and detailed instructions and rationale statements for each table. These are designed to print best in landscape mode. The Blank Data Tables file provides fillable format pages.

Introduction Date Posted File Link/Format/Size
Introduction to Data Tables – Read this First! 02/13/2014 MS Word (78 KB)
PDF (56 KB)

 

 

Data Tables Date Posted Blank Data Tables
File Link/Format/Size
Instructions and Sample Data Tables
File Link/Format/Size
All Tables 02/13/2014 MS Word (285 KB) MS Word (414 KB)
PDF (349 KB)
New Application – Predoctoral Training, Only
Submit the tables indicated: 1New, 2, 3, 4, 5A, 6ANew, 7A, 8A, 9ANew, 10 (optional)
02/13/2014 MS Word (138 KB) MS Word (177 KB)
PDF (165 KB)
Renewal/Revision Application – Predoctoral Training, Only
Submit the tables indicated: 1R/R, 2, 3, 4, 5A, 6AR/R, 7A, 8A, 9AR/R, 10, 11, 12A
02/13/2014 MS Word (175 KB) MS Word (222 KB)
PDF (200 KB)
New Application – Postdoctoral Training, Only
Submit the tables indicated: 1New, 2, 3, 4, 5B, 6BNew, 7B, 8B, 9BNew, 10 (optional)
02/13/2014 MS Word (140 KB) MS Word (187 KB)
PDF (171 KB)
Renewal/Revision Application – Postdoctoral Training, Only
Submit the tables indicated: 1R/R, 2, 3, 4, 5B, 6BR/R, 7B, 8B, 9BR/R, 10, 11, 12B
02/13/2014 MS Word (61 KB) MS Word (225 KB)
PDF (199 KB)
New Application – Mixed Pre- and Postdoctoral Training
Submit the tables indicated: 1New, 2, 3, 4, 5AB, 6ABNew, 7AB, 8AB, 9ABNew, 10 (optional)
02/13/2014 MS Word (202 KB) MS Word (277 KB)
PDF (248 KB)
Renewal/Revision Application – Mixed Pre- and Postdoctoral Training
Submit the tables indicated: 1R/R, 2, 3, 4, 5AB, 6ABR/R, 7AB, 8AB, 9ABR/R, 10, 11, 12AB
02/13/2014 MS Word (246 KB) MS Word (334 KB)
PDF (295 KB)

 

 

Individual Blank Data Tables Date Posted File Link/Format/Size
Data Table 1 (New) 02/13/2014 MS Word (40 KB)
Data Table 1 (Renewal/Revision) 02/13/2014 MS Word (40 KB)
Data Table 2 02/13/2014 MS Word (40 KB)
Data Table 3 02/13/2014 MS Word (41 KB)
Data Table 4 02/13/2014 MS Word (43 KB)
Data Table 5A 02/13/2014 MS Word (40 KB)
Data Table 5B 02/13/2014 MS Word (44 KB)
Data Table 6A (Predoc – New) 02/13/2014 MS Word (41 KB)
Data Table 6B (Postdoc – New) 02/13/2014 MS Word (41 KB)
Data Table 6A (Predoc – R/R) 02/13/2014 MS Word (41 KB)
Data Table 6B (Postdoc – R/R) 02/13/2014 MS Word (41 KB)
Data Table 7A 02/13/2014 MS Word (56 KB)
Data Table 7B 02/13/2014 MS Word (55 KB)
Data Table 8A 02/13/2014 MS Word (48 KB)
Data Table 8B 02/13/2014 MS Word (45 KB)
Data Table 9A (Predoc – New) 02/13/2014 MS Word (40 KB)
Data Table 9B (Postdoc – New) 02/13/2014 MS Word (42 KB)
Data Table 9A (Predoc – R/R) 02/13/2014 MS Word (40 KB)
Data Table 9B (Postdoc – R/R) 02/13/2014 MS Word (42 KB)
Data Table 10 02/13/2014 MS Word (43 KB)
Data Table 11 02/13/2014 MS Word (55 KB)
Data Table 12A 02/13/2014 MS Word (45 KB)
Data Table 12B 02/13/2014 MS Word (41 KB)


 

 

Other Information: Date Posted File Link/Format/Size

eRA Assembly of the SF424 (R&R) Application (Adobe Forms Version B).  Includes assembly of "K" Career Development Award applications.
(An information document describing the system-generated grant image of a SF424 (R&R) application once submitted and received by the agency).

11/13/2009 MS Word  (112 KB)

eRA Assembly of the SF424 (R&R) "T" Institutional Research Training Award Application (Adobe Forms Version B). (An information document describing the system-generated grant image of a SF424 (R&R) application once submitted and received by the agency).

11/13/2009 MS Word  (82 KB)
Person Months Information: FAQs, including a Conversion Calculator 04/21/2006 HTML  (18 KB)

 

 


Notable Changes Made to SF424 (R&R) Application Guides


11/25/14: Revised Form C General, SBIR and Fellowship Application Guides and the Supplemental Instructions:
Revisions have been made to:

  • Reflect changes in the biographical sketch format, examples and instruction resources.
  • Include the Genomic Data Sharing Policy
  • Include the Chimpanzee Research Use Policy
  • Include the Dual Use Research of Concern Policy
  • Include new definitions

07/25/2014: Revised Forms Version C General Application Guide:  Revised Forms Version C General Application Guide:  The General application guide has been revised to: reflect changes to eRA Commons registration requirements for other individuals participating in NIH progress reports; update the NIH resubmission policy guidance; and update instructions to align with Grants.gov forms.

12/23/2013: New Forms Version C Individual Fellowship Application Guide: The Individual Fellowship Application guide has been changed for the transition to Forms Version C. It includes changes to SF424 Research & Related (R&R) form instructions necessitated by the OMB renewal and Grants.gov's subsequent release of updated forms in June 2013. Changes have also been made to various PHS 398 forms and instructions approved by OMB in August 2012 and released by Grants.gov in June 2013. Parts II (Supplemental Instructions for Preparing the Human Subjects Section of the Research Plan) and III (Policies, Assurance, Definitions, and Other Information) of the previous version of the application guide have been moved to a stand-alone document titled, "Supplemental Grant Application Instructions For All Competing Applications and Progress Reports."

Also the Fellowship Reference form will no longer be used. Reference letters must be submitted through the eRA Commons using the SR424 (R&R) Cover Form with a Cover Letter attachment.

11/04/2013 : Revised Adobe B Series SBIR/STTR Application Guide: SBIR/STTR Application Guides have been updated to reflect new application processes and features such as a change from the requirement to register with the Central Contractor Registry Database (CCR) to the System for Award Management (SAM) and Grants.gov's "Find Grants" feature. Parts II (Supplemental Instructions for Preparing the Human Subjects Section of the Research Plan) and III (Policies, Assurance, Definitions, and Other Information) of the previous version of the application guide have been moved to a stand-alone document titled, "Supplemental Grant Application Instructions." Added new Planned Enrollment Report & PHS 398 Cumulative Inclusion Enrollment Report Forms and instructions. eRA Commons Registration information has been updated. Updated information regarding late submission. New requirement for SBIR small business concerns: applicant small business concerns that are majority-owned by multiple venture capital operating companies, hedge funds, or private equity firms (e.g. majority VCOC-owned) must submit a Certification at time of their application submission.

07/25/2013: New Forms Version C General Application Guide:  The General Application guide has been changed for the transition to Forms Version C. includes changes to SF424 Research & Related (R&R) form instructions necessitated by the OMB renewal and Grants.gov's subsequent release of updated forms in June 2013. Changes have also been made to various PHS 398 forms and instructions approved by OMB in August 2012 and released by Grants.gov in June 2013. Parts II (Supplemental Instructions for Preparing the Human Subjects Section of the Research Plan) and III (Policies, Assurance, Definitions, and Other Information) of the previous version of the application guide have been moved to a stand-alone document titled, "Supplemental Grant Application Instructions For All Competing Applications and Progress Reports."

Also, Forms Version B has been updated to reflect new application processes and features such as a change from the requirement to register with the Central Contractor Registry Database (CCR) to the System for Award Management (SAM) and Grants.gov's "Find Grants" feature.

See NIH Guide Notices NOT-OD-13-091 and NOT-OD-13-092.

Archive:  See Notable Changes Archive


Contacts:

Grants Information
Email: GrantsInfo@nih.gov
Telephone: (301) 435-0714

Finding Help on Electronic Submission of Grant Applications