NIH Announces Requirement for Detailed (Non-Modular) Budget Submissions for All Competing Grant Applications from Foreign (Non-U.S.) Institutions

Notice Number: NOT-OD-06-096

Key Dates
Release Date:  August 23, 2006

Issued by
National Institutes of Health (NIH), (

The purpose of this Notice is to inform the research community that all competing grant applications (new, competing continuation/renewal applications, amended/resubmission, and competing supplement/revision) from foreign (non-U.S.) institutions must include only detailed (non-modular) budgets. In recent years the number of grantees in foreign sites has expanded significantly.  Providing a budget from our foreign applicants will allow the NIH staff to assist this applicant community with applicable regulatory and policy requirements for grant funding expenditure.

This policy is effective with applications prepared for submission dates on or after October 1, 2006 and affects all application formats (SF424 (R&R) and PHS 398).  This Notice replaces instructions in all active Funding Opportunity Announcements; individual announcements will not be updated.    

Applications from foreign (non-U.S.) institutions submitted via using the SF 424 (R&R): Follow the Research & Related Budget Component Instructions. Complete and submit the RESEARCH & RELATED BUDGET forms. Do not complete or submit the PHS 398 Modular Budget component.

Applications from foreign (non-U.S.) institutions submitted using the PHS 398: Follow the NON-MODULAR FORMAT instructions and submit Form Page 4 and Form Page 5. Do not complete or submit the Modular Budget Format Page.

This change does not impact applications from domestic (U.S.) institutions.  Domestic institutions submitting applications for grant mechanisms that use the modular budget (R01, R03, R15, R21, and R34)  that request $250,000 in direct costs or less for all years must continue to use the modular format even if the application  includes a subaward with a foreign (non-U.S.) institution.  


Inquiries on this NIH Guide Notice may be directed to:

Division of Grants Policy
Office of Policy for Extramural Research Administration
National Institutes of Health
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Bethesda, MD 20892
Telephone: (301) 435-0938
FAX: (301) 435-3059

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