Release Date:  October 23, 1998


National Institutes of Health

As indicated in the May 8, 1998 notice, ASKNIH changed its name to GrantsInfo and
its email address to GRANTSINFO@NIH.GOV in an effort to improve services to the
scientific research community.  Services previously provided by ASKNIH continue
to be provided under GrantsInfo.  Messages sent to will not be
answered beginning November 1, 1998.  The sender will receive a reply to their
message that includes the new email address and a reminder that this message will
not be answered.  Please update email address books, publications, and other
relevant materials.


GrantsInfo provides general information about the NIH extramural research and
research training programs as well as application kits and other forms. 
Inquiries and requests for materials may be submitted by telephone, email, or

Ways that GrantsInfo can help:

o  GrantsInfo answers general questions about the NIH research and research
training programs and the standard application and review procedures for those

o  GrantsInfo provides guidance for finding information from the NIH system of
web sites and refers inquiries to appropriate NIH offices, if necessary.

o  GrantsInfo staff is available by telephone (301-435-0714) from 8:30 a.m. to
5:00 p.m. Eastern Standard Time, Monday through Friday, except on Federal

o  GrantsInfo processes voicemail and email orders for applications, other forms,
and publications.

For convenience and economy, the NIH strongly encourages the offices of sponsored
programs (or equivalent) of the applicant/awardee organizations and the NIH
program/grants management offices to order forms in quantities sufficient to meet
the needs of their organizations for 6 months or more.  Most researchers may
obtain application materials from their employer's office of sponsored programs
or from the NIH Grants Page ( of the NIH system
of web sites more quickly than by placing an order with
GrantsInfo.  However, if neither of these sources is available to an individual,
GrantsInfo will process a small order to meet that need.


Office of Extramural Research
Division of Extramural Outreach and Information Resources
National Institutes of Health
6701 Rockledge Drive, Suite 6095
Bethesda, MD  20892-7910
Telephone:  (301) 435-0714
FAX:  (301) 480-0525

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