Release Date:  May 8, 1998

National Institutes of Health

ASKNIH has changed its name to GrantsInfo and its email address to in an effort to improve services to the scientific research
community. Services previously provided by ASKNIH will continue. Messages sent
to will be forwarded to the new GrantsInfo email address until
November 1, 1998.  The "From" address line in email replies from GrantsInfo is
the correct new address, which is also provided under INQUIRIES in this notice.
Please update email address books, publications, and other relevant materials.


GrantsInfo provides general information about the NIH extramural research and
research training programs.  Application kits and other forms can be obtained
from GrantsInfo.  Inquiries and requests for materials may be submitted by
telephone or email. The GrantsInfo staff is trained to handle inquiries and to
ensure that GrantsInfo can provide the most up-to-date information possible.

Ways that GrantsInfo can help:

o  GrantsInfo answers general questions about the NIH research and research
training programs and the standard application and review procedures for those

o  GrantsInfo provides assistance with finding needed information from the NIH
system of web sites and refers inquiries to appropriate NIH offices, if

o  GrantsInfo staff are available by telephone, 301-710-0267, from 8:30 a.m. to
5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday, except on Federal holidays.

o  GrantsInfo processes voicemail and email orders for applications, other forms,
and publications.

For convenience and economy, the NIH strongly encourages the offices of sponsored
programs (or equivalent, by any name) of the applicant/awardee organizations and
the NIH program and grants management offices to order forms in quantities
sufficient to meet the needs of their organizations for 6 months or more.  Most
researchers can obtain application materials locally, from the office of
sponsored programs of their employer, or from the NIH Grants Page
( of the NIH system of web sites
( more quickly than by placing an order with GrantsInfo. 
However, if neither the local nor the electronic resource is available to an
individual, GrantsInfo will process a small order to meet that need.


To use the GrantsInfo services:

Division of Extramural Outreach and Information Resources
National Institutes of Health
6701 Rockledge Drive, Suite 6095
Bethesda, MD  20892-7910
Telephone:  (301) 710-0267

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