The NIH uses their eRA Commons electronic systems for proposal and award management. Proposal submission for NIH is completed through Grants.gov. As a campus, we utilize Cayuse, an electronic proposal submission module to submit all Grants.gov proposals.
Cayuse performs a series of error and warning checks prior to proposal submission. Once the proposal is submitted in Cayuse, it will be validated in Grants.gov and moved into eRA Commons. Once there, it will be validated once again and checked for warnings and errors.
NIH has recently released their latest version of application packets, known as Forms-G. These forms will be used for all proposals with due dates on or after January 25, 2022. Please continue to use Forms-F for any proposals due January 24, 2022 or earlier.
NIH proposals with due dates on or before January 24, 2022 should be prepared in accordance with the program guidelines and the Forms-F SF424 Guide. NIH proposals with due dates on or after January 25, 2022 should be prepared in accordance with the program guidelines and the Forms-G SF424 Guide.
Expiration Dates on NIH solicitations are hard deadlines. A PI submitting a proposal to an expired solicitation will result in a denial. If a PI wishes to submit a proposal to an expired solicitation, the PI should reach out to the Program Officer to determine if there is an alternative or successor solicitation to submit to instead.
For information and assistance on NIH Other Support documents, please visit our web page here.