SAGE allows you to create two types of eGC1s – standard and Grant Runner. The Grant Runner version contains all of the same pages as a standard eGC1 and also includes the integrated form package for the electronic submission directly from SAGE via Grants.gov to NIH. Currently, you may only use Grant Runner for opportunities sponsored by NIH and its individual institutes. See the full list of supported NIH Activity Codes.
Using Grant Runner is optional. You can always download the opportunity PDF from Grants.gov and use it for your submission.
To create either type of eGC1, start by clicking on the Create New eGC1 button on the My eGC1s page to start the Wizard.
For the question “Do you want to see if you application is eligible?” click Yes and then click Next to use with Grant Runner. You will then continue with steps 2-5 of the Grant Runner Wizard (described below). The data collected in these steps will pre-populate some fields on both eGC1 pages and sponsor forms.
If you want to create a standard eGC1, click No and then click Next. On the confirmation page, you can return to the Grant Runner Wizard or click Create Standard eGC1 to create your eGC1.
Note: For guidance on completing an NAA type application, see OSP’s NAA eGC1 Instructions FAQ.
Additional Grant Runner Wizard Steps
Steps 2-5 of the Wizard gather specific information to:
- Confirm eligibility to use Grant Runner.
- Pre-populate data in the eGC1 and the Grant Runner sponsor forms.
Step 2: Sponsor
Use the Look Up Sponsor button to search for and select the sponsor. Currently, you may only use Grant Runner for opportunities sponsored by NIH and its individual institutes.
If you have selected any of the NIH institutes, when you click Next, the Wizard will continue with Step 3; for all other sponsors, the Wizard will present options to either create a non-Grant Runner eGC1 or return to the My eGC1s list. For more information, see Sponsor.
The sponsor displays on the eGC1 Details page. Once you complete the Wizard, you cannot change the sponsor.
Step 3: Opportunity ID
Use the Look Up Opportunity button to search Grants.gov for the Opportunity ID as listed on the sponsor instructions.
If SAGE supports the form set, the opportunity will appear in the results list. Click “Select” to the left of the opportunity to choose it and add the sponsor forms to the eGC1.
If SAGE does not support the form set, that will be indicated to the left of the opportunity in the results list. You can then “Cancel” out of the look up, and either cancel the creation of the eGC1 by clicking “Back to My eGC1s” or click on the “Cancel Wizard and create a standard eGC1” link.
If the opportunity cannot be found, the message “Sorry, no results for your search.” will display. In that case, check that you have properly entered the opportunity ID.
The Wizard presents options to either create a non-Grant Runner eGC1 or display the My eGC1s list.
Note: The Opportunity ID is also known as the Program Announcement Number (PA) or Request for Proposal (RFP).
The opportunity information, including opening and closing dates, is displayed on the eGC1 Abstract & RFA/RFP page once the application is created. Once you complete the Wizard, you cannot change the opportunity.
Step 4: Principal Investigator
Use the Look Up Principal Investigator button to search for and select the Principal Investigator. The name and directory data will display. Several fields are editable:
- UW box number
- Cell Phone
The values will be displayed on the eGC1 PI & Personnel page and some of the Grant Runner forms. Prefix and Suffix values can be added, and editing can be done, on the eGC1 PI & Personnel page after the Wizard is complete. For more information, see Principal Investigator.
Step 5: Application Details
Enter values for each of these required fields:
- Full Application Title
- Requested Start Date
- Requested End Date
- Application type
This data will display on the eGC1 Details page and some of the Grant Runner forms. You can edit these on the eGC1 Details pages after the Wizard is complete. For more information, see Application Details.
When the wizard is complete, the standard pages for the eGC1 will display, along with the mandatory and optional Grant Runner forms.