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Submitting an Application

A listing of application guide instructions and format pages used to apply for grants.

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Application Forms

Use the application forms associated with the funding opportunity announcement and the application guide instructions to apply for new, renewal, revision, and resubmission applications.

Form Name Form Number Description How to Access Instructions Additional Information Updated Date
Grant Application - Standard Form 424 (Research & Related) SF 424 (R&R) Use to apply for grants and cooperative agreements.

Forms must be completed and submitted using ASSIST, Workspace, or institutional system-to-system solution. See Submission Options.

The Application and Submission Information section (Section IV) of each funding opportunity announcement identifies the customized set of forms (referred to as an “application package”) required for that opportunity. Each of the approved submission options automatically present the correct application package based on opportunity number (e.g., PA-FY-123).

For reference only – PDF copies of forms found in electronic application packages.
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See How to Apply – Application Guide for general instructions. Additional instructions may be found in the funding opportunity.

March 2020
Public Health Service Grant Application PHS 398 Use only if specifically requested by NIH and only with “paper” submissions using the PHS 398.
Note: All NIH competing grant applications require electronic submission using the SF 424 (R&R) forms.
PHS 398 Forms PHS 398 Instructions March 2020
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