April 20, 2021
NATIONAL INSTITUTES OF HEALTH (NIH)
The National Institutes of Health (NIH) announces publication of the revised NIH Grants Policy Statement (NIHGPS, rev. April 2021). The NIHGPS provides both up-to-date policy guidance that serves as NIH standard terms and conditions of award for all NIH grants and cooperative agreements, and extensive guidance to those who are interested in pursuing NIH grants.
This revision is applicable to all NIH grants and cooperative agreements with budget periods beginning on or after October 1, 2020. This revision supersedes, in its entirety, the NIHGPS dated December 2019. Previous versions of the NIHGPS remain applicable as standard terms and conditions of award for all NIH grants and cooperative agreements with budget periods that began prior to October 1, 2020.
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 December 2019.
The requirements set out at 45 CFR Part 75, Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for HHS Awards, continue to apply, at this time, as well as NIHs implementation of the federal-wide Research Terms and Conditions (RTCs), available here.
The current version of the NIHGPS, in both HTML and PDF formats, as well as previous versions of the NIHGPS and documents summarizing significant changes implemented with each revision, are available here.
NIH will continue to publish interim grants policy changes through the issuance of NIH Guide Notices, available here. Each Guide Notice describes the policy change, including applicability and effective date, and the necessary language to implement the change as a term and condition of award.
NIH Office of Policy for Extramural Research Administration
Division of Grants Policy