Reminder: FORMS-F Grant Application Forms & Instructions Must be Used for Due Dates On or After May 25, 2020- New Grant Application Instructions Now Available

Notice Number: NOT-OD-20-077

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Release Date: March 10, 2020

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Issued by
Office of The Director, National Institutes of Health (OD)
Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality ( AHRQ )

Purpose

This notice reminds the NIH and AHRQ applicant and recipient community that applicants must use FORMS-F application packages for due dates on or after May 25, 2020 and must use FORMS-E application packages for due dates on or before May 24, 2020 (see NOT-OD-20-026 for details).

Applicants are encouraged to submit early to allow time to work through any unforeseen issues. Also, applicants are encouraged to use the contact information below to address questions and challenges.

Additional Updates:

For a transition period, both FORMS-E and FORMS-F application packages and instructions will be active, simultaneously. Though the forms will be active at the same time, applicants can only use one package to submit their application and must carefully choose the appropriate application package and associated instructions for their due date.

Below is an example how to determine which package to select and use:

If your intended due date is…

You must use…

On or before May 24, 2020, including:

  • Applications submitted for due dates on or before May 24, 2020
  • Applications submitted under NIH Late Policy 2-week window of consideration for intended due dates on or before May 24, 2020
  • Applications submitted by June 1, 2020* under NIH Continuous Submission Policy for the May 7, 2020 AIDS intended due date

FORMS-E application package & instructions

On or after May 25, 2020, including:

  • Applications submitted for due dates on or after May 25, 2020

  • All application types (New, Resubmission, Renewal, Revision)

  • Applications submitted early for intended due dates on or after May 25, 2020

  • Applications submitted after June 1, 2020* under NIH Continuous Submission Policy

FORMS-F application package & instructions

Applications submitted using the incorrect application package for their due date may be withdrawn and removed from funding consideration.

Resources:

Inquiries

Please direct all inquiries to:

NIH Office of Policy for Extramural Research Administration (OPERA)
Systems Policy Branch
Email:OPERAsystemspolicy@nih.gov