Reminder: All R18/U18, C06/UC6 and R25 Grant Applications Must Use the SF 424 (R&R) Application Form and Apply through for the October 1, 2006 Submission Date and Beyond

Notice Number:  NOT-OD-06-079

Key Dates
Release Date: June 27, 2006

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

The purpose of this Notice is to remind the research community that the following grant programs will transition to electronic submission of the SF424 (R&R) form through for applications intended for the October 1, 2006, submission date and beyond.

  • Research Demonstration and Dissemination Projects (R18/U18)
  • Research Facilities Construction Grants (CO6/UC6)
  • Education Projects (R25)                 

ALL applications in response to announcements for these grant programs must be submitted electronically (i.e., paper-based PHS 398 applications will not be accepted). Applications that were first submitted in paper and are being resubmitted as amended applications must now use electronic submission via using the SF424 (R&R) forms.

The following resources continue to be available for assistance in the electronic submission of grant applications to NIH/AHRQ through

General Information: Customer Support
Phone: 800-518-4726
Hours: M-F 7:00 a.m.-9:00 p.m. ET

eRA Service Desk
Phone: 301-402-7469 or 866-504-9552 (Toll Free)
TTY: 301-451-5939
Hours: M-F 7:00 a.m.– 8:00 p.m


Inquiries regarding this Notice should be directed to:

Grants Info
Office of Extramural Research
National Institutes of Health
Phone: 301-945-7573
TTY: 301-451-5936