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Grant Runner

What is Grant Runner?

Grant Runner enables you to complete grants.gov applications for certain National Institutes of Health (NIH) funding opportunities from directly within SAGE. It integrates the standard government grant application forms (also known as the SF424 Forms) with the UW electronic grants and contract (eGC1) application. With the click of a button, the Office of Sponsored Programs (OSP) can electronically submit your application via Grants.gov to the sponsor.

What are the Benefits of Grant Runner?

  • You no longer have to download SF424 forms from Grants.gov and attach the completed forms to your eGC1; you can complete these forms directly in SAGE.
  • Grant Runner pre-populates your SF424 forms with UW institutional codes, OSP contact information, and other standard material.
  • Grant Runner automatically checks for common SF424 errors and alerts you when you need to complete a required field or adjust an entry to meet NIH standards.
  • You can view the Grants.gov tracking number and NIH status directly from the History and Comments section of your eGC1.

Who is Eligible to use Grant Runner?

You can use Grant Runner only if you are completing an NIH R01, R03 or R21 application with a Modular Budget.

Note: A modular budget is a budget of $250,000 or less that does not need to be itemized.

The Grant Runner Wizard will step you through a series of questions to verify if your application is eligible to use the automated submission process to Grants.gov. To complete the wizard, you must provide the funding opportunity number. Be sure to note this number when you search for funding opportunities on Grants.gov.

If your funding opportunity does not meet the Grant Runner eligibility criteria, you may begin a standard (non-Grant Runner) eGC1 form. You will have to manually complete and attach all necessary forms to your eGC1. To download an application package from Grants.gov, go to Application Download.

If you’re new to Grant Runner, you might want to read Before You Begin for information on preliminary steps (account set up, SAGE access, etc.).

For help with specific Grant Runner forms, see the Table of Contents page.

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