Notice NOT-OD-17-062 announced a transition from the current NIH grant application forms (“FORMS-D”) to the next iteration of forms (“FORMS-E”) for due dates on or after January 25, 2018.
Highlights of the new FORMS-E will include:
Application guides for FORMS-E application packages will be posted to the How to Apply - Application Guide page no later than October 25, 2017.
All NIH "parent" announcements that use standard due dates will be expired and reissued with new FOA numbers, FORMS-E application packages and instructions. The FORMS-E parent announcements will be posted no later than 60 days before their standard due date. For a transition period, both FORMS-D and FORMS-E parent announcements will be active. Applicants must choose the announcement with the appropriate application package for their due date (see table below).
All active FOAs with due dates both before and after January 25, 2018 will be updated to add FORMS-E application packages between October 25, 2017 and November 25, 2017. For a transition period, both FORMS-D and FORMS-E application packages will be active. Applicants must choose the appropriate application package for their due date when presented with both FORMS-D and FORMS-E application packages on the same FOA (see table below).
If your due date is…
You must use…
On or before January 24, 2018, including:
FORMS-D application package
On or after January 25, 2018, including:
FORMS-E application package
Additional guide notices for individual FOAs with unique due date considerations will be issued as needed and referenced in the Related Notices section of each FOA.
Form Update Timing for Administrative Supplement, Successor-in-Interest (Type 6) and Change of Institution (Type 7) Parent Announcements
Parent announcements for administrative supplements and post award administrative actions (successor-in-interest and change of institution applications) do not have set due dates and, consequently, will follow a different timeline than other parent announcements.
The FOAs in the table below will be reissued with new FOA numbers, FORMS-E application packages and instructions on January 25, 2018. Applications started on or after January 25, 2018 must use the new FOAs and FORMS-E application packages.
These FOAs will expire on February 25, 2018 giving applicants one month to complete their initiated FORMS-D applications.
Change of Grantee Organization (Type 7 Parent)
Successor-in-Interest (Type 6 Parent)
Administrative Supplements to Existing NIH Grants and Cooperative Agreements (Admin Supp)
Research Supplements to Promote Diversity in Health-Related Research (Admin Supp)
Research Supplements to Promote Re-Entry into Biomedical and Behavioral Research Careers (Admin Supp)
Applications Proposing Clinical Trials
As previously announced, all applications involving clinical trials must be submitted to FOAs specifically designed for clinical trials beginning with due dates on or after January 25, 2018 (NOT-OD-16-147, NOT-OD-17-043).
NIH will take the following steps to accommodate this new policy: