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NIH Grants Policy Statement
The NIH Grants Policy Statement (NIHGPS) makes available, in a single document, the policy requirements that serve as the terms and conditions of NIH grant awards. By accepting an award, grantees agree to comply with the requirements in the NIH Grants Policy Statement except where the notice of award states otherwise. Notices of policy changes published in the NIH Guide for Grants and Contracts can supersede information in the NIH Grants Policy Statement. Compliance with these policy updates also becomes a term and condition of award. NIH incorporates these notices into the annual update of the NIH Grants Policy Statement.
Significant Changes since Oct/Nov 2015 (PDF - 118 KB)
Anticipated date of next update: October 2017
Prior NIH Grants Policy Statements
NIH Fiscal years run from Oct 1-Sept 30. The NIHGPS apply to grant awards with budget periods beginning within the same fiscal year. For example, an award made in Jan 2017 would adhere to the requirements contained in the Nov 2016 Grants Policy Statement.
Award Conditions and Information for NIH Grants
The information contained on the Award Conditions and Information for NIH Grants web page serve as terms and conditions of award that apply in addition to the NIHGPS.
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Recent Notices of Policy Changes
|March 17||NIH Operates Under a Continuing Resolution|
|March 17||Interim Guidance on Salary Limitation for Grants and Cooperative Agreements|
|February 17||Update on Clinical Trial Funding Opportunity Announcement Policy|
|February 6||Impact of Washington, DC Area Federal Office Operating Status on NIH Grant Application Due Dates|
|July 29||Update: Availability of Resources for Instruction in the Responsible Conduct of Research|
|July 26||Change of Eligibility Period in the NIH Continuous Submission Policy for Reviewers with Recent Substantial Service|