Electronic Submission of NIH Grants Through Grants.gov
Grants.gov is bringing major changes to the federal research grants submission
process. NIH will soon require all competing research grant applications
to be submitted electronically via the Web portal Grants.gov on a new
SF424 application. The transition,
which began in December 2005, will be completed by June 25, 2010 when all
grant programs will be submitted electronically.
To apply for NIH funding via Grants.gov, the PI must be registered with eRA Commons. PIs DONOT need to register with Grants.gov - UAMS has registered
as an institution. Suzanne Alstadt, Director of the Office of Research and Sponsored Programs,
is a registered authorized organization representative (AOR).
To register with eRA
Commons: Request a new
account from ORSP at least 2 weeks prior to the submittal date of any
Grants.gov submission. If you are uncertain about an account or need a
new account, please contact your Grants Administrator. Click here to see Department Assingments.
that applicants submit attachments to Grants.gov as a PDF. NOTE:
Grants.gov might accept other file types; however, NIH will ONLY ACCEPT
PDF. Using PDF allows you to preserve the formatting of your document.
software is available to help you save your documents as PDFs. There are
several programs available for both PCs and Macs, along with Web sites
that will perform the conversion for you.
WHAT DO I
NEED TO SUBMIT PROPOSALS THROUGH GRANTS.GOV?
In order to
submit an NIH grant proposal through the Grants.Gov Web site, you will
need the following:
Instructions – detailed instructions and
demonstration video on completing a Grants.gov Application Package
New Form – differences between the NIH
PHS 398 Form and the new Grants.gov SF424 R&R Form
3. Submit the Application Package to ORSP
ORSP, not the PI or research staff, will
submit approved Grants.gov application packages to the sponsor via
Your application should be uploaded to the ARIA system. A draft
of the application can be submitted via e-mail to your Grants Administrator.
the Application Package
The AOR has the authority to "Reject" the image.
If no rejection within 2 business
days of image availability, application automatically proceeds to
the next step in NIH processing
If failed, all
errors must be corrected and entire corrected package
submitted to Grants.gov
packages that do not successfully validate, the PI or research staff and
the ORSP Grants Administrator will work together to revise and re-submit
the application package through Grants.gov.