NIH/AHRQ Confirms Plans to Transition the G7, G8, G11, G13, G20, S11, S21 and S22 to Electronic Applications and Announces Delay in Transition of K, F, T and Complex Grant Programs

Notice Number: NOT-OD-07-038 - (See Notice NOT-DK-08-013)

Key Dates
Release Date: January 19, 2007

Issued by
National Institutes of Health (NIH), (
Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ),

Confirming May 25 Transition Plans

The research community is reminded that the following grant programs will transition to electronic submission using the SF424 (R&R) form through for applications intended for the May 25, 2007, submission date and beyond:

  • Resource Program (G7, G8, G11, G13, G20)
  • Minority Biomedical Research Support Thematic Project Grant (S11)
  • Research and Institutional Resources Health Disparities Endowment Grants - Capacity Building (S21)
  • Research and Student Resources Health Disparities Endowment Grants - Educational Programs (S22)

ALL applications in response to announcements for these grant programs must be submitted electronically (i.e., paper-based PHS 398 applications will not be accepted). Applications first submitted in paper that are being resubmitted as amended applications must now use electronic submission via using the SF424 (R&R) forms.

Announcing Delay for Subsequent Transitions

The change to electronic applications for grant programs currently targeted to transition after May 2007, including Career Development (K), Fellowship (F), Training & Development (T&D) and complex mechanisms will be delayed. NIH, AHRQ and are working together to establish new transition dates for these grant programs. A notice announcing the adjusted dates and timeline will be issued as soon as possible.

The following resources continue to be available for assistance in the electronic submission of grant applications to NIH through

General Information:


Inquiries regarding this Notice should be directed to:

Grants Info
Office of Extramural Research
National Institutes of Health
Phone: 301-945-7573
TTY: 301-451-5936