NCRR Shared Instrumentation Grant Program (S10): Transition to the SF424 (R&R) Form and Electronic Submission through

Notice Number: NOT-RR-06-002

Key Dates
Release Date: November 10, 2005

Issued by
National Center for Research Resources (NCRR), (

The purpose of this notice is to inform applicants who plan to submit applications under the Shared Instrumentation Grant (SIG) Program (S10) that they will be required to submit their applications online to the NIH through ( using the SF424 Research and Research Related (R&R) form. The next receipt date for this program is March 22, 2006 .

The new program announcement will be published in December in the NIH Guide for Grants and Contracts . NIH also expects this funding opportunity announcement to be available in "Apply" in December.

Applicants are encouraged to prepare themselves now to participate in electronic submission through

A one-time registration is required for institutions at both:

Investigators who plan to submit a SIG application should work with their institutions to make sure they are registered in the NIH Commons. See Preparing for Electronic Submission at for more details. Please direct questions regarding the Commons registration process to the NIH eRA Service Desk at phone: 301-402-7469/866-504-9552 (Toll Free); 301-451-5939 (TTY) business hours M-F 7am-8pm Eastern Standard Time.

Updates on the status of the transition to electronic submission and the new form set will be posted in the NIH Guide for Grants and Contracts and on the NIH eRA Electronic Receipt of Applications Web site.


For general information concerning the transition to the 424 R&R form, please contact:

Grants Info
Office of Extramural Research
National Institutes of Health
Phone: 301-945-7573

Normal programmatic inquiries concerning the SIG program that do not deal with the transition to the 424 R&R form should be directed to:

Marjorie A. Tingle, Ph.D.
Shared Instrumentation Grant Program
National Center for Research Resources
6701 Democracy Boulevard
Room 958, MSC 4874
Bethesda , MD 20892-4874 (20817 for overnight delivery services)
Telephone: (301) 435-0772
FAX: (301) 480-3659