NIH Reminds Applicants to Use Updated Electronic Application Forms (FORMS-C) for F, K, T and D Submissions with Due Dates on/after January 25, 2014

Notice Number: NOT-OD-14-027

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

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Release Date: November 27, 2013

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This notice announces that applicants targeting due dates on or after January 25, 2014
MUST download and use a new version of the SF424 (R&R) application packages for the following programs:

Application Form Changes

The new packages will be identified with a Competition ID of FORMS-C and will include the form changes documented at:

Highlights include:

Additionally, the "Reference" form used with Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award Individual Fellowship applications for the submission of reference letters will no longer be required. Applicants can submit reference letters in whatever format they choose as long as the requested information is included.


All applicants should carefully read the FOA and the appropriate “C Series” Application Guide for program-specific instructions before completing their application. 


Please direct all inquiries to:

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Office of Extramural Research
National Institutes of Health
Telephone: 301-435-0714


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