NIH Posts Resources in Preparation for FORMS-H Transition

Funding News Edition: November 16, 2022
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For applications due on or after January 25, 2023, you must use the FORMS-H application form set rather than the FORMS-G application form set. NIH is switching form sets to implement the new Data Management and Sharing Policy and also incorporate several smaller changes to the application package.

We described the timing and logistics behind the transition in our August 17, 2022 Funding News article, “FORMS-H Will Implement New Data Management and Sharing Policy.” NIH is now in the process of adding a FORMS-H option to active funding opportunity announcements. This begins a transition period in which grant applicants may need to choose between FORMS-G and FORMS-H when applying (as determined by the application’s due date).

To further aid applicants, NIH posted a series of helpful resources.

Most important is the How to Apply - Application Guide page, which offers comprehensive directions accounting for every aspect of a FORMS-H grant application.

NIH also created a High-level Summary of Form Changes in FORMS-H Application Packages, revised its Do I Have the Right Forms for My Application? instructions, and updated Application Forms, Form Updates, and Choosing the Correct Forms FAQs.

Direct questions to NIH’s Office of Policy for Extramural Research Administration - Systems Policy Branch by emailing Refer also to the October 26, 2022 Guide notice.

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