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Complete Guide to Preparing Grants.Gov Proposals
  • Click HERE to view NIH schedule for transitioning funding mechanisms to electronic submissions.
  • Unsolicited/Investigator initiated proposals that have transitioned to electronic submissions need to be in response to Funding Opportunity Announcements that are posted as Parent Announcements.  Click HERE to view them. Applications prepopulated with institutional data are available for the following mechanisms below:                                               (PureEdge Viewer must be installed to view these files.)
    • R01 (Research Project Grant)
    • R03 (NIH Small Research Grant Program)
    • R13/U13 (NIH Support for Conferences & Meetings)
    • R21 (NIH Exploratory/Develpmental Research Grant Program)

    Note: Both the Detailed Budget and Modular Budgets have been prepopulated with the F&A Rate information for the R01 and R03 mechanisms.  For the budget you don't use, you can click on "Reset Entries" to clear the information.  This will prevent errors when auto checking the form for errors in PureEdge.


  • NIH has put together a very good website to assist in training and a video is available.  Click HERE
  • A powerpoint presentation by NIH has been broken down into separate relevant component sections:             
                             Prepare to Apply                                                    
                             Find a Funding Opportunity                                      
                             SF 424 R&R                                                            PHS 398 Cover Letter File
                             R&R Project/Performance Site Location                     PHS 398 Cover Page Supplement
                             R&R Senior Key Person                                           PHS 398 Modular Budget
                             R&R Budget                                                            PHS 398 Research Plan
                             R&R Personal Data                                                  PHS 398 Checklist
                             R&R Subaward Budget                                             Application Complete - Next Steps