Publication of the Revised NIH Grants Policy Statement (Rev. 3/31/2015)

Notice Number: NOT-OD-15-087

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Release Date: March 31, 2015

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The National Institutes of Health (NIH) announces the publication of the revised NIH Grants Policy Statement (NIHGPS, rev. 3/31/2015). This revision is applicable to all NIH grants and cooperative agreements with budget periods beginning on or after December 26, 2014 and awards that received supplemental funding on or after December 26, 2014. This revision supersedes, in its entirety, the NIH Grants Policy Statement (10/2013) as a standard term and condition of award. It also supersedes the NIH Interim Grant General Conditions (published 2/5/2015). However, the October 2013 NIHGPS continues to be the standard term and condition for all NIH grants and cooperative agreements with budget periods that began between October 1, 2013 and December 25, 2014.

The NIHGPS provides both up-to-date policy guidance that serves as NIH standard terms and conditions of awards for grants and cooperative agreements, and extensive guidance to those who are interested in pursuing NIH grants.

This revision incorporates new and modified requirements, clarifies certain policies, and implements changes in statutes, regulations, and policies that have been implemented through appropriate legal and/or policy processes since the previous version of the NIHGPS dated 10/1/2013, including NIH implementation of 45 CFR Part 75, Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for HHS Awards. The document is currently available in PDF format at It will also be available in HTML format at at a later date. The links to the 10/1/12 and 10/1/13 NIHGPS and all previous versions will remain the same.

NIH will continue to publish interim grants policy changes through the issuance of NIH Guide Notices found at Each change will be described, including its applicability and effective date; and the necessary language to implement it as a term or condition of award provided.

A document summarizing the significant changes that are implemented with the March 31, 2015 NIHGPS is available at:].


Please direct all inquiries to:

Division of Grants Policy
Office of Policy for Extramural Research Administration (OPERA)
National Institutes of Health