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Page Limits

Follow the page limits specified below for the attachments in your grant application, unless otherwise specified in the notice of funding opportunity (NOFO) or related NIH Guide notice. Funding opportunity instructions always supersede general application guide instructions and NIH Guide notice information supersedes both the funding opportunity and the application guide.

If no page limit is listed in the table below, in Section IV of the NOFO under Page Limitations, or in a related notice, you can assume the attachment does not have a limit.

When preparing an administrative supplement request, follow the appropriate page limits for the activity code of parent award. 

Standard page limits are organized by Activity Code

 

For all Fellowship (F) Applications

Including F05, F30, F31, F32, F33, F37, F38, F99/K00

If no page limit is listed in the table below, in Section IV of the NOFO under Page Limitations, or in a related notice, you can assume the attachment does not have a limit.


Section of Application

Page Limits *
(if different from NOFO,
NOFO wins)

Project Summary/Abstract30 lines of text
Project NarrativeThree sentences
Introduction to Resubmission or Revision Application (when applicable)

1

Applicant's Background and Goals for Fellowship Training

6

Specific Aims

1

Research Strategy

6

Respective Contributions

1

Selection of Sponsor and Institution

1

Training in the Responsible Conduct of Research

1

Sponsor and Co-Sponsor Statements

6

Letters of Support from Collaborators, Contributors, and Consultants

6

Description of Institutional Environment and Commitment to Training

Note: This page limit includes the Additional Educational Information required for F30 and F31 applications.

2

Applications for Concurrent Support (when applicable)

1

Biographical Sketch

5

 

For Individual Career Development Award (K, excluding K12) Applications

Including K01, K02, K05, K07, K08, K18, K22, K23, K24, K25, K26, K38, K43, K76, and K99/R00 

If no page limit is listed in the table below, in Section IV of the NOFO under Page Limitations, or in a related notice, you can assume the attachment does not have a limit.



Section of Application

Page Limits *
(if different from NOFO,
NOFO wins)

Project Summary/Abstract30 lines of text
Project NarrativeThree sentences 
Introduction to Resubmission or Revision Application (when applicable)

1

Candidate Information and Goals for Career Development and Research Strategy

12 (for both attachments combined)

Specific Aims

1

Training in the Responsible Conduct of Research

1

Candidate's Plan to Provide Mentoring (Include only when required by the specific NOFO, e.g., K24 and K05)

6

Plans and Statements of Mentor and Co-mentor(s)

6

Letters of Support from Collaborators, Contributors, and Consultants

6

Description of Institutional Environment

1

Institutional Commitment to Candidate's Research Career Development

1

Biographical Sketch

5

 

For institutional Training (T), International Training (D43, D71, U2R), Institutional Career Development (K12, KL2), and Research Education (R25, UE5R38, DP7) Applications

 If no page limit is listed in the table below, in Section IV of the NOFO under Page Limitations, or in a related notice, you can assume the attachment does not have a limit.



Section of Application

Page Limits *
(if different from NOFO,
NOFO wins)

Project Summary/Abstract30 lines of text
Project NarrativeThree sentences
Introduction to Resubmission Application (when applicable)

3

Introduction to Revision Application (when applicable)

1

Specific Aims (Attachment 2 on PHS 398 Research Plan form; applies only to R25, UE5, R38 and DP7)

1

Research Education Program Plan (uploaded via the Research Strategy on PHS 398 Research Plan form)
For R25, UE5,  R38 and DP7 applications only

25

Program Plan (Attachment 2 on PHS 398 Research Training Program Plan form)
For D43, D71, U2R, K12, KL2 and all Training (T) only

25

Plan for Instruction in the Responsible Conduct of Research (Attachment 3 on PHS 398 Research Training Program Plan form)
For D43, D71, U2R, K12, KL2 and all Training (T) only

3

Plan for Instruction in Methods for Enhancing Reproducibility (Attachment 4 on PHS 398 Research Training Program Plan form)
For D43U2RK12KL2 and all Training (T) only
3
Progress Report (for renewal applications)
For D43, D71, U2R, K12, KL2 and all Training (T) only
5 pages for a program overview and
1 page for each appointee to the grant
Biographical Sketch

5

 

For R01, R03, R21, S10, U01, and all other Applications

If no page limit is listed in the table below, in Section IV of the NOFO under Page Limitations, or in a related notice, you can assume the attachment does not have a limit.

Note: Not all application form sets include all the attachments listed below. For example, the S10 does not include the PHS Research Plan form so the Introduction, Specific Aims, and Research Strategy attachment page limits do not apply.



Section of Application



Activity Codes

Page Limits *
(if different from NOFO,
NOFO wins)

Project Summary/AbstractFor all Activity Codes 30 lines of text
Project NarrativeFor all Activity Codes excluding C06,UC6 and G20.three sentences
Introduction to Resubmission and Revision ApplicationsFor all Activity Codes (including each applicable component of a multi-component application)

1

Specific AimsFor all Activity Codes that use an application form with the Specific Aims section (including each component of a multi-component application)

1

Research StrategyFor Activity Code DP1

5

For Activity Codes R03, R13, U13, R13, U13, R16, R21R35, R36, R41, R43, SC2, SC3, X011, X021, R50, UT1

1 X01 and X02 opportunities can be either 6 or 12 pages. Review the NOFO for details.

 2 R21 page limit may be different when combined with other activity codes. For example, R21/R33.

6

For Activity Code DP2

10

For Activity Codes DP3, DP5, G08, G11, G13, RC2, RC4, RF1, R01,R15, R18, R21/R33, R24, R28, R33, R34, R42, R44, R61R61/R33, RL1SB1, SC1, SI2, UB1, UC2, UH2,UH3, UG1, UC4, UF1, UG3/UH3, UH2/UH3, U01, U18, U24, U2C, U34, U42, U44, UT2X011X021

1 X01 and X02 opportunities can be either 6 or 12 pages. Review the NOFO for details.

12

For all other Activity Codes

Follow NOFO instructions

Commercialization PlanFor Activity Codes R42, R44, SB1, UT2, U44, UB1 (Attachment 7 on SBIR/STTR Information form)

12

Biographical SketchFor all Activity Codes (including DP1 and DP2 which previously had special page limits)

5

* Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) instructions always supersede these instructions.