Have a Question about
NIH Grant Policies or Procedures?
One of the best sources of information about NIH grant policies and procedures
relating to application preparation and review issues is your institution--e.g.,
office of sponsored research, the business office, or a research administrator.
It is wise to consult with your own organization officials for advice and guidance
before preparing your grant application.
The NIH website is another rich source
of information where you will find the homepages of NIH institutes and offices,
NIH personnel directory, news and events, reports, statistics, other informational
documents, and contacts for assistance with a grant-related question.
Can the answer to my question be found in a reference document?
NIH Guide for Grants and Contracts
PHS 398 grant application, SF424 R&R Application Guides, or PHS 416-1 Individual NRSA application instructions
SBIR or STTR grant application instructions
- NIH Grants Policy Statement
45 CFR Part 74, HHS Regulations, Administration of Grants
45 CFR Part 92, HHS Regulations, Administration of Grants (state/local govt)
45 CFR Part 74 Appendix E, Cost Principles for Hospitals
48 CFR Part 31.2, Cost Principles for Profit Organizations
(for all Code of Federal Regulations)
OMB circular A-21, Cost Principles for Education Institutions
OMB circular A-87, Cost Principles for State, Local and Tribal Governments
OMB circular A-122, Cost Principles for Nonprofit Organizations
Information for New NIH Grantees
Can my question be answered by an NIH awarding component official?
If your question is related to administrative and/or fiscal issues, contact the grants
management staff member named on the program announcement (PA), request for application
(RFA) or notice of grant award (NGA).
If your question is a scientific one, contact the NIH scientific program official
identified on the program announcement, request for application, or notice of grant award.
NIH Institutes and Offices
NIH Grants Administration Information Sources, directory of grants management and program
Additional NIH extramural grant program information sources
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