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Useful NIH Links

 Funding Opportunities Announcements and Types of Funding Mechanisms

New Investigator

 Electronic Application Submission

Applications are submitted through Grants.gov  but application organizations must track their application as it moves from Grants.gov to the  eRA Commons, NIH's system for grants administration, to complete the submission process. Investigator must be register in NIH eRA Commons in order to submit the application in grants.gov. Please let the OSP know if you are not already registered in NIH eRA Commons and the OSP will set up your user account.  The OSP offers assistance in completing the Grant.gov Forms, but if you want to complete your own Grant.gov forms please note:

  • Required Software:
    • Grants.gov requires the use of very specific Adobe Reader versions in order to open, download and save the application forms. Currently, applicants are advised to use Adobe Reader 10.1.4 or 11.0.2. Please visit the Download Software page on the Grants.gov web site for changes.
    • In most circumstances, a pop-up warns users if they are using the wrong Adobe Reader version. Using the wrong version could corrupt your application.
    • Resources for Using the Adobe Forms

Forms, Samples, and Tutorials

Peer Review Process

Frequently Asked Questions

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