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NIH Requires Use of Updated Application Forms for Sept. 25, 2013 Deadlines

The NIH is transitioning to updated electronic application forms packages identified with a Competition ID of FORMS-C. The FORMS-C will include the changes documented at:

For due dates on or after September 25, 2013, all applicants are required to use FORMS-C packages, with the exceptions noted below. The requirement includes electronic applications submitted under the continuous submission policy, administrative supplement requests (Type 3), change of organization requests (Type 6) and change of grantee/training institution requests (Type 7) submitted September 25, 2013 and beyond. Multi-project applications that are transitioning to electronic submission beginning with the September 25, 2013 due dates (see NOT-OD-13-075) will also use FORMS-C packages.

Cayuse has updated its system to include the FORMS-C application packages.  To verify you have the correct application package, please check the Competition ID for FORMS-C.

Exceptions: The programs noted below will move to FORMS-C application packages as follows:

  • Individual Research Career Development Award Programs (Ks), Institutional Training and Career Development Programs (Ts and Ds) and Individual National Research Service Awards (Fs) applicants will be required to use FORMS-C packages for due dates on or after January 25, 2014.
  • Small Business program (SBIR/STTR) applicants will transition to FORMS-C packages later in 2014, when we can combine these form changes with anticipated form changes relating to the Small Business Authorization Act.

If you have specific questions, please contact DSP at

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