Significant Changes: FY 2016 NIH Grants Policy Statement

Notice Number: NOT-OD-16-017

Key Dates
Release Date: October 27, 2015

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National Institutes of Health (NIH)


This Notice is to inform NIH grant applicants and recipients of the significant changes that will be incorporated into the revised FY 2016 NIH Grants Policy Statement (NIHGPS).

The Significant Changes document summarizes the notable grants policy changes and clarifications that will be implemented in the FY 2016 NIHGPS. Although we anticipate that the FY 2016 NIHGPS will be available in November, we are making the Significant Changes document immediately available to keep applicants and recipients informed of upcoming policy changes and clarifications. Please note that the policy changes and clarifications included in the Significant Changes document will be effective with the publication of the FY 2016 NIHGPS.

The document may be found at the following location:


Please direct all inquiries to:

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