NIH Forms & Applications

Research Grants and Fellowships
Forms / Applications
/ Instructions
Date Posted Description / Comments
Application Instructions - SF424 (R&R)
Application forms are posted with the funding opportunity announcement.
03/2016
 
Standard Form 424 (Research & Related) Grant Application Instructions
Includes application guides and forms to be used with all competing applications for Research, Career Development, Fellowship, Institutional Training, SBIR/STTR, and multi-project awards.
 
Format Pages 03/2016
 
Format Pages for Use with Competing and Non-competing Applications

Format pages for:

               Biosketches

               Reference Letters

               Data Tables

                  And more


 
PHS 398

03/2016

Competing - Public Health Service Grant Application
Includes application guides and forms to be used only when specifically requested by NIH.

 

PHS 2590

03/2016

Continuation - Progress Report for a Public Health Service Grant

Other Resources:

Research Performance Progress Report (RPPR)

01/2016

Continuation - Research Performance Progress Report for an NIH Grant

Use to describe a grant’s scientific progress, identify significant changes, report on personnel, and describe plans for the subsequent budget period or year. 

PHS Supplemental Grant Application Instructions
(PDF - 1.52 MB) – use with applications due before May 25, 2016

03/2016

Instructions on preparing the protection of human subjects section of the research plan and human subjects research policy, as well as additional policies, assurances, definitions, and other information that apples to both competing applications and progress reports.

SBIR/STTR Grants

PHS 2016-02 (SBIR)

06/2016

SBIR: PHS 2016-02 Omnibus Solicitation of the NIH, CDC, FDA and ACF for Small Business Innovation Research Grant Applications ( Parent SBIR [R43/R44] )
 

PHS 2016-02 (STTR)

06/2016

STTR: PHS 2016-02 Omnibus Solicitation of the NIH for Small Business Technology Transfer Grant Applications ( Parent STTR [R41/R42] )

See Small Business Funding Opportunities Page for more information.
 

Topics  (PDF - 1 MB)     
Topics  (MS Word - 1 MB)
 

06/2015

Topics: PHS 2015-2 NIH, CDC, FDA, and ACF Program Descriptions and Research Topics
 

VCOC Certification (PDF - 140 KB)
VCOC Certification (MS Word - 34 KB)

06/2015

Certification for SBIR Applicants that are majority-owned by multiple venture capital operating companies, hedge funds, or private equity firms. (For use with SBIR FOAs published after January 30, 2013).
 
 

SBIR Funding Agreement Certification
( MS Word - 38 KB) ( PDF - 236 KB)
STTR Funding Agreement Certification
( MS Word - 39 KB) ( PDF - 312 KB)


06/2015

Certifications for SBIR/STTR applicants to determine eligibility for an SBIR/STTR award. Completed at the time of award.


SBIR Life Cycle Certification
( MS Word - 39 KB) ( PDF - 240 KB)
STTR Life Cycle Certification
( MS Word - 40 KB) ( PDF - 265 KB)


06/2015


Certifications for SBIR/STTR grantees to confirm continuing compliance with program requirements
SBIR Contracts

PHS 2016-1 (PDF – 2 MB)

PHS 2016-1 (MS Word - 2 MB)

Amendment #1 (NAICS Code Update) (PDF - 60 KB)
Amendment #2 (RFP Updates and Q&A) (PDF - 266 KB)
Amendment #3 (NIDA Topic Update) (PDF - 1.1 MB)
Amendment #4 (Closing Date Extension) (PDF - 13 KB)

10/2015 Competing - SBIR Phase I and II Contract Solicitation  

Receipt date: October 22, 2015, 5PM EDT

Forms for Phase I Proposals:
Appendices:
A  ( PDF - 88 KB or MS Word - 31 KB
B  ( PDF - 86 KB or MS Word - 30 KB), 
C  ( PDF - 124 KB or MS Word - 47 KB) 

Forms for Phase II and Fast-Track Proposals:
Appendices:
B  ( PDF - 86 KB or MS Word - 29 KB),
C  ( PDF - 124 KB or MS Word - 30 KB), 
D  ( PDF - 90 KB or MS Word - 31 KB), 
E  ( PDF - 14 KB or MS Word - 31 KB), 
F  ( PDF - 94 KB or MS Word - 26 KB), 
G  ( PDF - 265 KB or MS Word - 35 KB)
 

Forms for Fast-Track Proposals:
ALL Forms (Appendices A-G) are REQUIRED


VCOC Certification (PDF - 140 KB)
VCOC Certification (MS Word - 34 KB)

06/2015

Certification for SBIR Applicants that are majority-owned by multiple venture capital operating companies, hedge funds, or private equity firms. (For use with SBIR FOAs published after January 30, 2013).
 


SBIR Funding Agreement Certification
( MS Word - 41 KB) ( PDF - 696 KB)


06/2015

Certifications for SBIR applicants to determine eligibility for an SBIR award. Completed at the time of award.
 


SBIR Life Cycle Certification
( MS Word - 38 KB) ( PDF - 1.38 MB)


06/2015


Certification for SBIR contractors to confirm continuing compliance with program requirements
 

Fellowships
PHS 416-1 03/2016 ** PHS 416-1 IS TO BE USED ONLY FOR A CHANGE OF SPONSORING INSTITUTION APPLICATION **
 

Change of sponsoring institution applications for funded fellowships may also be submitted electronically.  See NIH Guide Notice NOT-OD-12-134 and Funding Opportunity Announcement PA-12-270 .

Training Forms
PHS 2271  (PDF - 381 KB)      
PHS 2271  (MS Word - 158 KB)
02/2016 Statement of Appointment
 

The use of the eRA Commons xTrain system is mandatory to electronically prepare and submit PHS 2271 Statement of Appointment forms.  

Log onto the eRA Commons to access xTrain. Additional information on xTrain is at http://era.nih.gov/era_training/xtrain.cfm .

PHS 416-5  (PDF - 39 KB)     
PHS 416-5  (MS Word - 35 KB)
06/2015 Individual Fellowship Activation Notice
PHS 416-7  (PDF - 407 KB)      
PHS 416-7  (MS Word - 112 KB)
01/2016 Termination Notice
 

The use of the eRA Commons xTrain system is mandatory to electronically prepare and submit PHS 416-7 Termination Notices .  

Log onto the eRA Commons to access xTrain. Additional information on xTrain is at http://era.nih.gov/era_training/xtrain.cfm .

PHS 6031  (PDF - 103 KB)     
PHS 6031  (MS Word - 36 KB)
06/2015 Payback Agreement
PHS 6031-1  (PDF - 388 KB)    
PHS 6031-1  (MS Word - 93 KB)
 
06/2015 Annual Payback Activities Certification (APAC)
 
Administrative - Change of Grantee
PHS 3734  (PDF - 39 KB)     
PHS 3734  (MS Word - 29 KB)
06/2015 Relinquishing Statement
Official Statement Relinquishing Interests and Rights in a PHS Research Grant
Grant Closeout
Final Research Performance Progress Report (Final RPPR)
   
 and

Interim Research Performance Progress Report (Interim RPPR)

 

02/2017

Final RPPR
Use as part of the grant closeout process to submit project outcomes in addition to much of the information submitted on the annual RPPR.

Interim RPPR
Use when submitting a renewal (Type 2) application. If the Type 2 is not funded, the Interim RPPR will serve as the Final RPPR for the project. If the Type 2 is funded, the Interim RPPR will serve as the annual RPPR for the final year of the previous competitive segment. The data elements collected on the Interim RPPR are the same as for the Final RPPR, including project outcomes.

Final Progress Report Instructions ( PDF - 216 KB)

Format for SBIR/STTR Phase II Final
Progress Report
(MS Word - 159 KB)
06/2015

Final Progress Report
The Final Progress Report is used only for small business grant awards, as of January 2017. 

HHS 568  (PDF - 58 KB)     
HHS 568  (MS Word - 40 KB)
06/2015 Final Invention Statement
SF 425  (PDF - 61 KB)
 
10/2011
 
Federal Financial Report

NIH Federal Financial Report Supplemental Instructions (MS Word - 42 KB)

Related NIH Guide Notice: NOT-OD-10-038 and NOT-OD-11-017 .
 
Other Federal Forms
Other Forms Note:   Forms below are not provided by the NIH. Thus, the NIH is not responsible for the accuracy of these documents, and cannot assure that these forms are the most current versions required.

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