Selecting the Correct Application Instructions

Need help selecting the correct application instructions to use? Use this chart to determine which set of application instructions applies to your activity code. Note that the NIH activity code you are applying to can be found on the title of the funding opportunity announcement.

The chart below lists all activity codes and the corresponding set of application instructions to refer to when completing your forms.

*Remember that funding opportunity announcement instructions always supersede the the application instructions found here.

Activity Code Title Application Instructions

C06

Research Facilities Construction Grant

Research (R)

D43

International Research Training Grants

Training (T)

D71

International Research Training Planning Grant

Training (T)

DP1

NIH Director's Pioneer Award (NDPA)

Research (R)

DP2

NIH Director's New Innovator Awards

Research (R)

DP3

Type 1 Diabetes Targeted Research Award

Research (R)

DP4

NIH Director's Pathfinder Award - Multi-Yr Funding

Research (R)

DP5

Early Independence Award

Research (R)

DP7

NIH Director's Workforce Innovation Award

Research (R)

F05

International Research Fellowships (FIC)

Fellowship (F)

F30

Individual Predoctoral NRSA for M.D./Ph.D. Fellowships

Fellowship (F)

F31

Predoctoral Individual National Research Service Award

Fellowship (F)

F32

Postdoctoral Individual National Research Service Award

Fellowship (F)

F33

National Research Service Awards for Senior Fellows

Fellowship (F)

F34

MARC (NRSA) Faculty Fellowships

Fellowship (F)

F35

Intramural NRSA Individual Postdoctoral Program Appointees

Fellowship (F)

F37

Medical Informatics Fellowships

Fellowship (F)

F38

Applied Medical Informatics Fellowships

Fellowship (F)

F99

Pre-doc to Post-doc Transition Award

Fellowship (F)

FI2

Intramural Postdoctoral Research Associate

Fellowship (F)

G07

Resources Improvement Grant

Research (R)

G08

Resources Project Grant (NLM)

Research (R)

G11

Extramural Associate Research Development Award (EARDA)

Research (R)

G12

Research Centers in Minority Institutions Award

Multi-Project (M)

G13

Health Sciences Publication Support Awards (NLM)

Research (R)

G20

Grants for Repair, Renovation and Modernization of Existing Research Facilities

Research (R)

K00

Post-doctoral Transition Award

Career Development (K)

K01

Research Scientist Development Award - Research & Training

Career Development (K)

K02

Research Scientist Development Award - Research

Career Development (K)

K05

Research Scientist Award

Career Development (K)

K06

Research Career Awards

Career Development (K)

K07

Academic/Teacher Award (ATA)

Career Development (K)

K08

Clinical Investigator Award (CIA)

Career Development (K)

K12

Physician Scientist Award (Program) (PSA)

Training (T)

K14

Minority School Faculty Development Awards

Career Development (K)

K18

The Career Enhancement Award

Career Development (K)

K21

Scientist Development Award

Career Development (K)

K22

Career Transition Award

Career Development (K)

K23

Mentored Patient-Oriented Research Career Development Award

Career Development (K)

K24

Midcareer Investigator Award in Patient-Oriented Research

Career Development (K)

K25

Mentored Quantitative Research Career Development Award

Career Development (K)

K26

Midcareer Investigator Award in Biomedical and Behavioral Research

Career Development (K)

K30

Clinical Research Curriculum Award (CRCA)

Career Development (K)

K43

International Research Career Development Award

Career Development (K)

K76

Emerging Leaders Career Development Award

Career Development (K)

K99

Career Transition Award

Career Development (K)

KL1

Linked Research Career Development Award

Career Development (K)

KL2

Mentored Career Development Award

Training (T)

KM1

Institutional Career Enhancement Awards - Multi-Yr Funding

Training (T)

M01

General Clinical Research Centers Program

Multi-Project (M)

P01

Research Program Projects

Multi-Project (M)

P20

Exploratory Grants

Multi-Project (M)

P2C

Resource-Related Research Multi-Component Projects and Centers

Multi-Project (M)

P30

Center Core Grants

Multi-Project (M)

P40

Animal (Mammalian and Nonmammalian) Model, and Animal and Biological Material Resource Grants

Multi-Project (M)

P41

Biotechnology Resource Grants

Multi-Project (M)

P42

Hazardous Substances Basic Research Grants Program (NIEHS)

Multi-Project (M)

P50

Specialized Center

Multi-Project (M)

P51

Primate Research Center Grants

Multi-Project (M)

P60

Comprehensive Center

Multi-Project (M)

PL1

Linked Center Core Grant

Multi-Project (M)

PM1

Program Project or Center with Complex Structure

Multi-Project (M)

R00

Research Transition Award

Career Development (K)

R01

Research Project

Research (R)

R03

Small Research Grants

Research (R)

R13

Conference

Research (R)

R15

Academic Research Enhancement Awards (AREA)

Research (R)

R18

Research Demonstration and Dissemination Projects

Research (R)

R21

Exploratory/Developmental Grants

Research (R)

R24

Resource-Related Research Projects

Research (R)

R25

Education Projects

Research (R)

R28

Resource-Related Research Projects

Research (R)

R30

Preventive Health Service - Venereal Disease Research, Demonstration, and Public Information and Education Grants

Research (R)

R33

Exploratory/Developmental Grants Phase II

Research (R)

R34

Planning Grant

Research (R)

R35

Outstanding Investigator Award

Research (R)

R36

Dissertation Award

Research (R)

R37

Method to Extend Research in Time (MERIT) Award

Research (R)

R41

Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) Grants - Phase I

SBIR/STTR (B)

R42

Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) Grants - Phase II

SBIR/STTR (B)

R43

Small Business Innovation Research Grants (SBIR) - Phase I

SBIR/STTR (B)

R44

Small Business Innovation Research Grants (SBIR) - Phase II

SBIR/STTR (B)

R49

Injury Control Research and Demonstration Projects and Injury Prevention Research Centers

Research (R)

R50

Research Specialist Award

Research (R)

R55

James A. Shannon Director's Award

Research (R)

R56

High Priority, Short Term Project Award

Research (R)

R61

Phase 1 Exploratory/Developmental Grant

Research (R)

R90

Interdisciplinary Regular Research Training Award

Research (R)

RC1

NIH Challenge Grants and Partnerships Program

Research (R)

RC2

High Impact Research and Research Infrastructure Programs

Research (R)

RC3

Biomedical Research, Development, and Growth to Spur the Acceleration of New Technologies (BRDG-SPAN) Program

Research (R)

RC4

High Impact Research and Research Infrastructure Programs—Multi-Yr Funding

Research (R)

RF1

Multi-Year Funded Research Project Grant

Research (R)

RL1

Linked Research project Grant

Research (R)

RL2

Linked Exploratory/Development Grant

Research (R)

RL5

Linked Education Project

Research (R)

RL9

Linked Research Training Award

Research (R)

RM1

Research Project with Complex Structure

Research (R)

RS1

Programs to Prevent the Emergence and Spread of Antimicrobial Resistance in the United States

Research (R)

S06

Minority Biomedical Research Support - MBRS

Multi-Project (M)

S07

Biomedical Research Support Grants

Research (R)

S10

Biomedical Research Support Shared Instrumentation Grants

Research (R)

S11

Minority Biomedical Research Support Thematic Project Grants

Research (R)

S21

Research and Institutional Resources Health Disparities Endowment Grants -Capacity Building

Research (R)

S22

Research and Student Resources Health Disparities Endowment Grants - Educational Programs

Research (R)

SB1

Commercialization Readiness Program

SBIR/STTR (B)

SC1

Research Enhancement Award

Research (R)

SC2

Pilot Research Project

Research (R)

SC3

Research Continuance Award

Research (R)

SI2

Intramural Clinical Scholar Research Award

Research (R)

T01

Graduate Training Program

Training (T)

T02

Undergraduate Training Program

Training (T)

T14

Conferences

Training (T)

T15

Continuing Education Training Grants

Training (T)

T32

Institutional National Research Service Award

Training (T)

T34

Undergraduate NRSA Institutional Research Training Grants

Training (T)

T35

NRSA Short -Term Research Training

Training (T)

T36

MARC ANCILLARY TRAINING ACTIVITIES (GRANT) (NIGMS)

Training (T)

T37

Minority International Research Training Grants (FIC)

Training (T)

T42

Educational Resource Center Training Grants

Training (T)

T90

Interdisciplinary Research Training Award

Training (T)

TL1

Linked Training Award

Training (T)

TL4

Undergraduate NRSA Institutional Research Training Grants

Training (T)

TU2

Institutional National Research Service Award with Involvement of NIH Intramural Faculty

Training (T)

U01

Research Project--Cooperative Agreements

Research (R)

U10

Cooperative Clinical Research--Cooperative Agreements

Multi-Project (M)

U13

Conference--Cooperative Agreements

Research (R)

U18

Research Demonstration--Cooperative Agreements

Research (R)

U19

Research Program--Cooperative Agreements

Multi-Project (M)

U24

Resource-Related Research Projects--Cooperative Agreements

Research (R)

U2C

Resource-Related Research Multi-Component Projects and Centers Cooperative Agreements

Multi-Project (M)

U2R

International Research Training Cooperative Agreements

Training (T)

U34

Planning Cooperative Agreement

Research (R)

U41

Biotechnology Resource Cooperative Agreements

Multi-Project (M)

U42

Animal (Mammalian and Nonmammalian) Model, and Animal and Biological Materials Resource Cooperative Agreements

Multi-Project (M)

U43

Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Cooperative Agreements - Phase I

SBIR/STTR (B)

U44

Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Cooperative Agreements - Phase II

SBIR/STTR (B)

U45

Hazardous Waste Worker Health and Safety Training Cooperative Agreements (NIEHS)

Multi-Project (M)

U54

Specialized Center--Cooperative Agreements

Multi-Project (M)

U56

Exploratory Grants--Cooperative Agreements

Multi-Project (M)

U60

Cooperative Agreements in Occupational Safety and Health Research, Demonstrations, Evaluation and Education Research, Demonstrations, Evaluation and Education

Multi-Project (M)

UA5

Academic Research Enhancement Award (AREA) Cooperative Agreements

Research (R)

UB1

Commercialization Readiness Program – Cooperative Agreement

SBIR/STTR (B)

UC1

NIH Challenge Grants and Partnerships Program - Phase II-Coop.Agreement

Research (R)

UC3

Biomedical Research, Development, and Growth to Spur the Acceleration of New Technologies (BRDG-SPAN) Cooperative Agreement Program

Research (R)

UC4

High Impact Research and Research Infrastructure Cooperative Agreement Programs—Multi-Yr Funding

Research (R)

UC6

Construction Cooperative Agreement

Research (R)

UC7

National Biocontainment Laboratory Operation Cooperative Agreement

Multi-Project (M)

UF1

Multi-Year Funded Research Project Cooperative Agreement

Research (R)

UG1

Clinical Research Cooperative Agreements - Single Project

Research (R)

UG3

Phase 1 Exploratory/Developmental Cooperative Agreement

Research (R)

UG4

National Network of Libraries of Medicine

Research (R)

UH1

HBCU Research Scientist Award

Research (R)

UH2

Exploratory/Developmental Cooperative Agreement Phase I

Research (R)

UH3

Exploratory/Developmental Cooperative Agreement Phase II

Research (R)

UH4

Hazmat Training at DOE Nuclear Weapons Complex

Research (R)

UL1

Linked Specialized Center Cooperative Agreement

Multi-Project (M)

UM1

Research Project with Complex Structure Cooperative Agreement

Multi-Project (M)

UM2

Program Project or Center with Complex Structure Cooperative Agreement

Multi-Project (M)

UP5

Early Independence Award Cooperative Agreement

Research (R)

UT1

Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) – Cooperative Agreements - Phase I

SBIR/STTR (B)

UT2

Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) – Cooperative Agreements - Phase II

SBIR/STTR (B)

X01

Resource Access Program

Research (R)

X02

Preapplication

Research (R)