Revised SF424 (R&R) Application Guides and Supplemental Instructions Available for Application Due Dates On and Between January 25, 2016 and May 24, 2016

Notice Number: NOT-OD-16-029

Key Dates
Release Date: November 25, 2015

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Issued by
National Institutes of Health (NIH)
Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ)


This Notice informs the biomedical and health services research communities that in accordance with NOT-OD-16-004, the general and small business (SBIR/STTR) application guides used with FORMS-C application forms have been revised. These instructions must be used for application due dates on and between January 25, 2016 and May 24, 2016.

Major changes to the application instructions include:

  • Instructions for changes described in NOT-OD-16-004 under the implementation of Phase 1.
  • Incorporation of the instructions for Individual Fellowship applications into the general application guide (it will no longer be maintained as a separate document).

We expect to publish an application guide for the new FORMS-D forms in late March, which must be used for application due dates on or after May 25, 2016.

Information about all application guides and their intended audiences can be found on the NIH forms page.

Please see our Frequently Asked Questions Resources for additional information:
FAQs on the NIH/AHRQ/NIOSH Appendix Policy


Please direct all inquiries to:

NIH Grants Information
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Telephone: 301-945-7573