Webinars - Initial Look at the Electronic Submission Process for Multi-Project Applications
Video Chapters

Ch. 1 – Introduction

Ch. 2 - Finding and Understanding a Multi_Project

Ch. 3 - Create an Application Plan

Ch. 4 - Initiating Your Application in Assist

Ch. 5 - Define your Team

Ch. 6 - Entering Application Data into ASSIST

Ch. 7 - Preparing Your Application

Ch. 8 - Submitting Your Application

Ch. 9 - Tracking Your Grant Application

Ch. 10- Finding ASSISTance

Webinar Resources

Transcript (PDF - 171 KB)

Slides (PPT - 11 MB)

Audience: This webinar is designed for investigators and administrators who are considering submitting grant applications in response to funding opportunity announcements (FOAs) for multi-project applications that require electronic submission.

Purpose: NIH has begun to roll out a system for electronic submission of multi-project applications. A handful of FOAs are being published that require electronic submission of multi-project applications as part of the system pilot. A listing of the FOAs participating in the pilot can be found on the multi-project application electronic submission transition timeline. (See Guide Notice NOT-OD-12-161 for more information on the transition).

This webinar will instruct applicants how to develop, submit, and track a multi-project application on-line using the new ASSIST (Application Submission System & Interface for Submission Tracking) tool. NIH experts will show applicants how to set up their application; navigate the system; set access controls to allow people to work concurrently on the application; run a check against NIH and Grants.gov business rules to find errors; and view an application image before submitting.

Day: Thursday, December 13, 2012

Time: 1:00pm - 3:00pm Eastern Savings Time (GMT -5) Link to Non-U.S. Government Site - Click for Disclaimer


  • Megan Columbus, NIH Program Manager for Electronic Receipt of Grant Applications and Agency Integration, Office of Extramural Research, NIH
  • Sheri Cummins, Customer Relationship Manager, eRA External Services, Office of Extramural Research, NIH

Reasonable Accommodations:

  • Captioning provided during the webinar in English. A transcript will be posted on this page within 3-5 days following the event.

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