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 May 2007 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. Tim Atkinson, 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 Suzanne Alstadt, Assistant Director of ORSP, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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:
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.