Now Available: Restructured Application Forms and Instructions for Application Due Dates on or after January 25, 2010

Notice Number: NOT-OD-10-016

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

Key Dates
Release Date: November 23, 2009

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This notice announces the availability of new application instructions and forms for both paper-based PHS 398 applications ( and electronic SF 424 (R&R) applications ( The new application instructions and forms must be used for applications intended for due dates on or after January 25, 2010.

Summary of Changes Applicant Instructions

SF 424 (R&R) Applicants:

PHS 398 Applicants:

Important Notes

Any application submitted using incorrect application forms (including applications that have an incorrect mix of old and new forms) will be delayed and may not be reviewed.
Application instructions for the following activity codes will be available in early 2010, since due dates occur later in the review cycle:

Additionally, FOAs and application packages for Conference Grants (R13/U13) are expected in early 2010.


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