NIH Grants Policy Statement
Revised October 2017. This document applies to all NIH grants and cooperative agreements for budget periods beginning on or after October 1, 2017.

14.5 Application Requirements

Conference grant applications are electronically submitted using an application package that combines SF424 (R&R) and PHS398 components. Applications packages and instructions are provided with each FOA. Applicants must complete and submit a detailed categorical budget using the Research & Related Budget component; however, no indirect (F&A) costs may be requested. The appropriate NIH IC Conference Grant Contact ( should be consulted for guidance regarding any IC-specific budget and project duration requirements. Application requirements and further information on NIH support for conferences and scientific meetings (R13 and U13) may be found on the NIH Web site at or in applicable FOAs.