NIH GUIDE, Volume 21, Number 4, January 31, 1992


P.T. 34


  Grants Administration/Policy+ 


Public Health Service


The newly revised Public Health Service grant application form --

Standard Form PHS 398 -- will be available for shipping to applicants

and applicant organizations early in March 1992.  This revision, dated

9/91 and approved through 6/30/94, replaces the current version that

was revised 10/88 and approved through 3/31/91.  Applicants are to use

the new form starting with:  the May 1, 1992, receipt date for AIDS

applications; the May 10, 1992, receipt date for NRSA Institutional

Training Grant applications; the June 1, 1992, receipt date for

unsolicited research grant and Research Career Development Award (RCDA)

applications; and the June 19, 1992, receipt date for the Academic

Research Enhancement Award applications.  Responses to requests for

applications with receipt dates after May 1, 1992, are to use the new



The revised PHS 398 form contains many significant changes and

additions.  Some of the more important changes are:  a modest increase

in the page limitations for the research plan and the introduction to

revised applications; restrictions on appendix materials; an

introductory section that describes the peer review process and

includes contact telephone numbers for the awarding components of the

Public Health Service; the requirement to list all of the personnel,

not just the key personnel, on the abstract page; a detailed discussion

of the various assurance and certification requirements; and an

explanation of the required documentation regarding gender and minority

representation in study populations.


To request two or more copies of the PHS 398 (revised 9/91), contact:


Administrative Services Office (PHS 398)

Division of Research Grants

National Institutes of Health

Westwood Building, Room 436

Bethesda, MD  20892


To request a single copy if the PHS 398 (revised 9/92), contact:


Office of Grants Inquiries (PHS 398)

Division of Research Grants

National Institutes of Health

Westwood Building, Room 449

Bethesda, MD  20892


To assist delivery, please include a completed mailing label for each

box of 50 applications.




Direct questions regarding the use of the PHS 398 revised (9/91) to the

program contact listed in the Program Announcement or Request for

Applications or for unsolicited applications, on of the contacts listed

in the revised PHS 398.



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