Funding News Edition: August 05, 2020 See more articles in this edition
Grantees planning to submit single- or multi-project administrative supplement applications should be aware that NIH issued a Notice of Requirement for Electronic Submission of All Administrative Supplements that outlines updates to its application submission policy.
As of July 25, 2020, grantees who submit administrative supplement applications to single- and multi-project awards must submit electronically through Grants.gov using NIH ASSIST, Grants.gov Workspace, or institutional system-to-system solutions.
What Are Administrative Supplements?
Administrative supplements are additional funds added during a current project period to meet costs within the original scope of the award but were unforeseen when the new or renewal grant application was submitted.
Updated Policy Will Standardize Submission Process
Previously, we allowed paper-based applications for administrative supplements. By eliminating this option, we reduce the challenge of tracking and capturing structured data elements and allow staff to standardize application instructions and ensure consistency throughout the application process.
How To Apply
NIH will reissue the following administrative supplement parent announcements:
- Administrative Supplements to Existing NIH Grants and Cooperative Agreements (Parent Admin Supp, Clinical Trial Optional)
- Research Supplements To Promote Re-Entry Into Biomedical and Behavioral Research Careers (Admin Supp, Clinical Trial Not Allowed)
Grantees must apply through the reissued FOAs that use FORMS-F. Take note, if your parent award has multiple projects, you’ll submit one application for the overall grant rather than submitting a separate application for each individual project.
Inquiries and Contact
If you have questions or comments, contact the Systems Policy Branch at the NIH Office of Policy for Extramural Research Administration at email@example.com.