New NIH Forms-D Application Package


NIH is transitioning to a new Adobe application package (Forms-D).  See NIH notice NOT-OD-16-004,  NIH has begun the process of updating Funding Opportunity Announcements (FOAs) in to include both the existing Forms-C and the new Forms-D.  FOAs should be updated approximately 60 days prior to the proposal due date. 

For FOAs due on or before May 24, 2016, applicants should continue to use the Forms-C application package.  For FOAs due on or after May 25, 2016, applicants should use the Forms-D application package. 

NIH has also updated its application guide and supplemental instructions for the Forms-D packages.  See NIH notice NOT-OD-16-084,  The updated guide can be found at and includes both general instructions and specific instructions for applicant types.   

The Office of Sponsored Programs has created a Sample NIH Adobe package which identifies common and eRA Commons errors and warnings to aid in proposal preparation.  The Sample NIH Adobe package for Forms-D can be found at

NIH has also created an Annotated SF424 Application Forms-D set which can be found at and a “Do I Have the Right Forms for My Application?” resource which is available at for your reference.

Please contact us at if you have any questions.