Adobe-Based Grant Application Forms Now Available for All NIH Funding Opportunity Announcements Requiring Electronic Submission

Notice Number: NOT-OD-09-043

Key Dates
Release Date: January 28, 2009

Issued by
National Institutes of Health (NIH), (


The purpose of this notice is to alert users to the availability of Adobe-based grant application forms for all NIH funding opportunity announcements requiring electronic submission. Applicants should return to the Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) for which they are applying and download the new forms, if they have not already downloaded the Adobe forms for that FOA.

REMEMBER: A compatible version of Adobe Reader is required to prepare and submit an Adobe-based application. ( currently recommends Adobe Reader versions 8.1.3 or higher; compatible versions are listed on the Download Software page and are updated as they are produced.). The compatible version of Adobe Reader must be installed BEFORE downloading the new application forms.

Related Guide Notices:
NIH Announces the Availability of Adobe-Based Grant Application Forms (December 5, 2008)
Reminder and Clarification on Transition to Adobe-Based Forms (November 21, 2008)
Transition Schedule to Adobe-Based Forms for Electronic Submission through (September 22, 2008)
Adobe Pilot Application Guide Available (August 1, 2008)
Pilot for Transition from PureEdge to Adobe-based forms (July 2, 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