Announcement of a Pilot for the Transition from PureEdge to Adobe-based SF424 (R&R) Grant Application Forms (RFA-AI-08-020, RFA-DE-09-001 and RFA-DE-09-002)

Notice Number: NOT-OD-08-090

Update: The following update relating to this announcement has been issued:

Key Dates
Release Date: July 2, 2008

Issued by
Office of the Director
National Institutes of Health (NIH) (

NIH has identified three Funding Opportunities Announcements (FOAs) to pilot the transition from PureEdge to Adobe-based grant application forms (as detailed in the May 23, 2008 NIH Guide notice (NOT-OD-08-073). Each of the pilot FOAs have application due dates in mid to late October.

Note: RFA-DE-09-001 and RFA-DE-09-002 were originally posted in the NIH Guide on June 25, 2008 with PureEdge application forms. These FOAs were reposted on July 1, 2008 with the new Adobe application forms. Those who downloaded the original application package must download and use the new Adobe forms for submission. No other aspects of these announcements (e.g., area of scientific interest, requirements, deadlines) were changed in any way.

The NIH SF424 (R&R) Application Guide for Adobe forms will be available on or before August 1, 2008. Although both the Adobe and PureEdge SF 424 (R&R) forms contain the same form fields and requirements, the Adobe Guide will provide Adobe screen shots and Adobe-specific navigation instructions.

Applicants should follow the usual process for seeking support.  .  Questions on form functionality or submission of the forms to should be directed to the Contact Center.  If you encounter a technical issue that threatens NIH’s timely receipt of your application, work with the Contact Center and be sure to contact the eRA Help Desk at NIH to document the issue and provide us with the Contact Center tracking number.

NIH FAQs on the transition to the Adobe forms may be found at:

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