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NIH & AHRQ Critical Updates

Available April 9, 2016: Cayuse NIH application packages including FORMS-D

Beginning March 25, NIH will start posting application packages using the new FORMS-D. Cayuse 424 will be updated to include support for FORMS-D in version 7.0, which is expected to be released on April 9, 2016. 

Here’s a summary of what you need to know as you are working on your proposals in Cayuse:

  • During the transition, which is basically now until May 25, NIH will start reissuing existing opportunities in a new FORMS-D version. This means when you download an NIH opportunity, you may get two packages; one in FORMS-C and one in FORMS-D.
  • eVisions (Cayuse) Support has updated their KnowledgeBase to include the answers to common questions, but there are really only two things to remember:
    • The form version is shown in both the “Competition ID” and the “Competition Title” fields. If the proposal is due on or after May 25, you should choose FORMS-D.
    • If you were already working on a proposal due on or after May 25th and a new opportunity package is released, the existing proposal must be transformed to utilize FORMS-D. Instructions are here.

NIH & AHRQ Grant Application Changes for Due Dates on or after May 25, 2016

NIH and AHRQ remind the biomedical and health services research communities of announced changes to grant application policies and instructions for due dates on or after May 25, 2016.

These changes will be implemented along with our FORMS-D application forms and instructions. 

The full announcement may be accessed here.