New AHRQ "FORMS-E" Grant Application Forms and Instructions Coming for Due Dates On or After January 25, 2018

Notice Number: NOT-HS-17-015

Key Dates
Release Date:   April 27, 2017

Related Announcements
None

Issued by
Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ)

Purpose

This notice informs the health services research community of changes to grant application form and application guide instructions for due dates on or after January 25, 2018.

Focus of changes:

  • Consolidation of human subjects, inclusion enrollment, and clinical trial information previously collected across multiple agency forms
  • Incorporation of recent Grants.gov changes to R&R Budget and SBIR/STTR Information forms

These changes will be implemented with application form packages identified with a Competition ID of "FORMS-E" and associated application guide instructions. See High-level Summary of Form Changes in FORMS-E Application Packages for a full list of changes.

Effective Date

Applicants must use FORMS-E application packages for due dates on or after January 25, 2018 and must use FORMS-D application packages for due dates on or before January 24, 2018. Applications submitted using the wrong forms for their intended due date will not be reviewed.

Availability of FORMS-E Application Guides

Application guides for FORMS-E application packages will be posted to the How to Apply - Application Guide page no later than October 25, 2017.

Availability of FORMS-E Application Packages

We will begin posting new funding opportunity announcements (FOAs) with FORMS-E application packages on October 25, 2017.

  • New FOAs posted before October 25, 2017 with initial due dates on or after January 25, 2018 will be posted without application forms. Application packages will be added to these FOAs by November 10, 2017.

All active FOAs with due dates both before and after January 25, 2018 will be updated to add FORMS-E application packages between October 25, 2017 and November 25, 2017. For a transition period, both FORMS-D and FORMS-E application packages will be active. Applicants must choose the appropriate application package for their due date when presented with both FORMS-D and FORMS-E application packages on the same FOA (see table below).

If your due date is…

You must use…

On or before January 24, 2018

  •  

FORMS-D application package

On or after January 25, 2018, including:

  • All application types (New, Resubmission, Renewal, Revision)
  • Applications submitted early for intended dues dates on or after January 25, 2018

FORMS-E application package

Resources:

Inquiries

Please direct all inquiries to:

Lisa Scott-Morring, MS, MSHS, CRA
Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ)
Email: lisa.scott@ahrq.hhs.gov
Telephone: 301-427-1555