NIH/AHRQ Reminder to Use Updated SF424 (R&R) and Agency-Specific Electronic Forms in Reposted FOAs

Notice Number: NOT-OD-06-085

Key Dates
Release Date: July 14, 2006

Update: The following update relating to this announcement has been issued:

Issued by
National Institutes of Health (NIH), (
Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ), and NIH/AHRQ recently announced implementation plans for Version 2 of the SF424 (R&R) and agency-specific (labeled PHS 398) electronic application forms (see NOT-OD-06-078).

As previously announced, the timetable for Funding Opportunity Announcements (FOAs) updates to use Version 2 forms is:

Release/Posted Date of FOA

Expiration Date

Grant Mechanism

Use New Forms

Before June 15, 2006

On/Before Dec. 31,2006

All mechanisms

N/A - will be allowed to close gracefully with no form change.

Before June 15, 2006

After Dec. 31, 2006

R03, R15, R21, R21/R33, R33, R34, R36 and XO1

After July 18, 2006

Before June 15, 2006

After Dec. 31, 2006

SBIR/STTR (R43, R44, R41, R42), R13/U13

After Sept. 15, 2006

On/After June 15, 2006


All mechanisms

Immediately – initial posting will include new form package.

We have completed the first set of updates (highlighted above) to FOAs.

Important notes:

The following FOAs had receipt dates within the next several weeks; we have chosen to defer their update until September:

In addition, one AHRQ R13/U13 FOA has been included in the current set of updates:

The following resources continue to be available for assistance in the electronic submission of grant applications to NIH/AHRQ through

General Information: Customer Support

Phone: 800-518-4726
Hours: M-F 7:00 a.m.-9:00 p.m. ET
eRA Service Desk
Phone: 301-402-7469 or 866-504-9552 (Toll Free)
TTY: 301-451-5939
Hours: M-F 7:00 a.m.– 8:00 p.m


Inquiries regarding this Notice should be directed to:

Grants Info
Office of Extramural Research
National Institutes of Health
Phone: 301-710-0267
TTY: 301-451-5936

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