Reminder: NIH & AHRQ Grant Application Changes for Due Dates On or After January 25, 2016

Notice Number: NOT-OD-16-058

Key Dates
Release Date: January 22, 2016

Related Announcements

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


This Notice reminds the biomedical and health services research communities of announced changes to grant application policies and instructions for due dates on or after January 25, 2016 (NOT-OD-16-004).

The changes focus on the following areas:

  • Rigor and transparency in research grant applications (including small business and complex research grant applications) - NOT-OD-16-011 and NOT-OD-16-012

Note: Similar changes for institutional training and individual fellowship applications will be implemented in FY2017 (NOT-OD-16-034)

We updated our application guides to align with our new requirements (NOT-OD-16-029). You must use the following application guides for due dates on and between Jan. 25, 2016 and May 24, 2016:

We will publish another Notice this spring when our FORMS-D application forms and instructions are available to remind you of the additional changes in effect for due dates on and after May 25, 2016.


Please direct all inquiries to: 

NIH Grants Information
Email: (preferred method of contact)
Telephone: 301-945-7573