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NIH Application Updates

Important NIH Changes to Policies, Instructions and Forms for 2016 Applications


April 4, 2016

Phase 2 of the NIH application changes has begun. All applications with due dates on or after May 25, 2016 must follow the new requirements.

Application FORMS- D have been released and may be downloaded with funding opportunity announcements and from The following documents and links provide detailed information about the changes.

January 18, 2016

Important changes have been implemented for NIH applications due on or after January 24, 2016. Existing application forms (FORMS-C) will continue to be used for due dates from January 24 – May 24, 2016 (Phase 1), however modifications have been made to the instructions to reflect the above policy changes.

For May 25, 2016 due dates and beyond (Phase 2), new application forms (FORMS-D) and additional instructions will be required.

Phase 1 changes focus on the following areas:

For complete instructions and description of changes, please view the Application Guide for NIH and Other PHS agencies.