|NIH will move from PureEdge to Adobe grant application forms |
NIH has identified three Funding Opportunities Announcements (FOAs) to pilot the transition from PureEdge to Adobe-based grant application forms (as detailed in the May 23, 2008 NIH Guide notice (NOT-OD-08-073). Each of the pilot FOAs have application due dates in mid to late October.
RFA-AI-08-020 Immune Defense Mechanisms at the Mucosa (R21)
RFA-DE-09-001 Harnessing Inflammation for Reconstruction of Oral and Craniofacial Tissues (R01)
RFA-DE-09-002 Harnessing Inflammation for Reconstruction of Oral and Craniofacial Tissues (R21)
Note: RFA-DE-09-001 and RFA-DE-09-002 were originally posted in the NIH Guide on June 25, 2008 with PureEdge application forms. These FOAs were reposted on July 1, 2008 with the new Adobe application forms. Those who downloaded the original application package must download and use the new Adobe forms for submission. No other aspects of these announcements (e.g., area of scientific interest, requirements, deadlines) were changed in any way.
The NIH SF424 (R&R) Application Guide for Adobe forms will be available on or before August 1, 2008. Although both the Adobe and PureEdge SF 424 (R&R) forms contain the same form fields and requirements, the Adobe Guide will provide Adobe screen shots and Adobe-specific navigation instructions.
Applicants should follow the usual process for seeking support. . Questions on form functionality or submission of the forms to Grants.gov should be directed to the Grants.gov Contact Center. If you encounter a technical issue that threatens NIH’’s timely receipt of your application, work with the Grants.gov Contact Center and be sure to contact the eRA Help Desk at NIH to document the issue and provide us with the Grants.gov Contact Center tracking number.
NIH FAQs on the transition to the Adobe forms may be found at: http://era.nih.gov/ElectronicReceipt/faq_special.htm.
-- Barry I. Milavetz, Associate Vice President for Research, Research Development and Compliance, firstname.lastname@example.org, 701/777-4278