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Major Changes to NIH Grant Applications
As part of the Enhancing Peer Review initiative, applications due on or after January 25, 2010, are required to download the new application forms, and follow new instructions—including shorter page limits and restructured application packages. These changes affect:
- All applications (including individual Career Awards) electronically submitted using application packages that combine the SF 424 (R&R) with PHS 398 components (e.g., PHS 398 Research Plan Component and PHS 398 Career Development Supplement Form);
- All electronically submitted Individual NRSA Fellowship applications using application packages that combine the SF 424 (R&R) with the PHS Fellowship Supplemental Form; and
- All applications using the paper PHS 398 application package.
See the original NIH Guide notice issued on September 16: NOT-OD-09-149.