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NIH Announces Plans to Transition to Electronic Submission of Multi-Project Applications
NIH plans to transition all multi-project applications to electronic submission using the SF 424 (R&R) form set by January 2014. The transition will be done by activity code, in the same way NIH has completed previous electronic application transitions. As each activity code transitions, all applications submitted in response to funding opportunity announcements (FOAs) for programs with that activity code will require electronic submission. The pilot will include FOAs representing a variety of activity codes, however.
Organizations that use system-to-system solutions to transmit applications via data stream to Grants.gov rather than using the Grants.gov forms will be able to send multi-project applications through Grants.gov using the same interfaces they do now. NIH and Grants.gov have made technical information on multi-project applications available for systems developers so they can plan for any system adjustments they need to make to accommodate these applications.
Initial plans/milestones are as follows:
- September 25, 2013 — All applications submitted in response to FOAs with the following activity codes intended for September 25, 2013 due dates and beyond will require electronic submission: P01, P20, P50, R24, U24, U19.
- January 25, 2014 — All applications submitted in response to FOAs with the following activity codes intended for
- January 25, 2014 due dates and beyond will require electronic submission: G12, P30, P40, P41, P42, P51, P60, R28, U10, U41, U42, U45, U54, U56, UC7, UM1.
NIH will continue to communicate transition plans as they evolve and will provide the community with ample notice of impending events.
Please note application deadline listed is for new submissions. Renewals, resubmissions and revisions for R01, R03, R21, R33, K series, and U01 are due a month later. Please review the NIH standard receipt dates.
Deadline / Funding Opportunity (sorted by funding opportunity)
|12/10/2013||NSF 13-543 Smart and Connected Health (SCH) Program|
|1/23/2014||NSF 13-517 Major Research Instrumentation Program: Instrument Acquisition or Development|
|1/15/2014||DOD BCRP Breakthrough2 Award|