Enhancements and Validations in Development

Important:  We post our plans for upcoming enhancement and fixes well in advance of their delivery to help system-to-system service providers plan for their own development efforts. We try our best to keep these documents current as our plans evolve. Please keep in mind that these are *draft* documents and are subject to change at any time. 

FORMS-E Implementation

  • NIH will require the use of FORMS-E application packages for due dates on or after January 25, 2018 and the use of FORMS-D application packages for due dates on or before January 24, 2018. We will begin posting FORMS-E application packages in production beginning October 25, 2017.
  • For a transition period, solutions must be able to support both FORMS-D and FORMS-E applications on the same FOA. FORMS-D for due dates before Jan. 25 and FORMS-E for due dates on/after Jan. 25.
  • All FORMS-E forms are available in the Grants.gov forms repository in the training.grants.gov environment.
  • This summer we will provide a timeline for eRA support (ASSIST, style sheets, SIL image web service, validation web service, processing, etc.) in our Ext-UAT and production environments.
  • Resources


FORMS-E Version

Supported in trainging.grants.gov

Supported in Ext-UAT


Budget Information for Construction Programs (SF-424C)
2.0 Yes Yes  
PHS 398 Career Development Award Supplemental Form
4.0* Yes No  
PHS 398 Cover Page Supplement
4.0* Yes No  
PHS 398 Modular Budget
1.2 Yes Yes  
PHS 398 Research Plan
4.0* Yes No  
PHS 398 Research Training Program Plan
4.0* Yes No  
PHS 398 Training Budget
1.0 Yes Yes  
PHS 398 Training Subaward Budget Attachment(s) Form
2.0 Yes Yes  
PHS Additional Indirect Costs
1.0 Yes Yes  
PHS Assignment Request Form
2.0* Yes No No schema change, but using new version number to control roll-out since form contains significant text updates.
PHS Fellowship Supplemental Form
4.0* Yes No  
PHS Human Subjects and Clinical Trials information 1.0 Yes    
Project/Performance Site Location(s)
2.0 Yes Yes  
R & R Multi-Project Subaward Budget Attachment(s) Form 10YR 30ATT
1.1* Yes Yes  
R & R Subaward Budget Attachment(s) Form 10 YR 30 ATT
1.4* Yes Yes  
R & R Subaward Budget Attachment(s) Form 5 YR 30 ATT
1.4* Yes Yes  
Research & Related Budget
1.4* Yes Yes  
Research & Related Budget 10YR
1.4* Yes Yes  
Research & Related Multi-Project 10 Year Budget
1.1* Yes Yes  
Research And Related Other Project Information
1.4* Yes No Human subjects exemption codes 7 and 8 added for Common Rule.
Research and Related Senior/Key Person Profile (Expanded)
2.0 Yes Yes  
SBIR/STTR Information
1.2* Yes Yes  
SF-424 R&R Multi-Project Cover
1.0 Yes Yes  
SF424 (R & R)
2.0 Yes Yes  

*Change in schema version from FORMS-D to FORMS-E


  • Image service - the image created for a single component of a multi-project application currently includes biosketch attachments. In multi-project applications, biosketches are only included as a summary in the full application image and should not display with components. Fix to remove bioseketches from component image is planned, but not yet scheduled.


  • No new validation requirements available.

Deployment Plan

Change Ext-UAT Production



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