NIH to Migrate Approximately 100 FOAs in Early Dec; Applicants Will Receive Automated E-mail from

Notice Number: NOT-OD-09-022

Key Dates
Release Date:  December 1, 2008

Issued by
National Institutes of Health (NIH),
Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ),
Center for Disease Control and Prevention/National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, (CDC/NIOSH)
U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA),

The purpose of this notice is to advise grant applicants that they may receive automated email messages from regarding a limited number of Funding Opportunity Announcements (FOAs) that require PHS 398 paper applications. Approximately 100 FOAs active February 1, 2009 and beyond will be migrated by NIH into a new Adobe based system as required by in early December 2008.   Please note that these FOAs must be transitioned to the Adobe compliant system, even though they do not yet require the use of the new Adobe-based forms.

When NIH transitions these opportunities, will automatically generate an email message regarding opening and closing dates, which may lead applicants to believe that the FOA has been closed when, in fact, the FOA is still active. It will be closed in the legacy system and immediately reposted in the new system.  NIH has not been able to suppress these messages and therefore advises applicants to disregard the message and check the NIH Guide instead.  Applicants can verify that their FOA is still active by searching the NIH Guide ( or to locate the opportunity of interest.

Related Guide Notices:
Transition schedule for NIH/AHRQ/CDC/NIOSH/FDA to Adobe-based Forms (September 22, 2008)
NIH/AHRQ Set Transition to Adobe for Dec. 2008 (May 23, 2008)


Questions about this Notice should be directed to:

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