eGC1 and Grant Runner Errors and Warnings Summary


This pop-up window displays when you select the Check for Errors link on either the left navigation menu or the Certify & Route page. The eGC1 Final Validation section will list any errors that you need to correct before you can complete your eGC1 and submit if for approval routing.

If you are creating a Grant Runner application, the Grant Runner Sponsor Forms Validation section will display below the eGC1 section.

Note: When you select the Complete button on the Certify & Route page, the error check is also done. This window will display if there are any errors.

eGC1 Final Validation

If any eGC1 page has errors, you will see a heading for that page, followed by a bulleted list of errors. The information displays in the same order as the eGC1 pages.

Examples of the types of errors listed would be:

  • Required fields without a value.
  • “Yes” answers to compliance questions without the required additional explanations or information.

The image below shows examples of eGC1 page errors.

example of e g c 1 errors

Grant Runner Sponsor Forms Validation

For a Grant Runner application, the Check for Errors process includes all of the Grant Runner mandatory forms and any selected optional forms.

The forms will be checked for any errors and the basic NIH errors, some of which are specific to Activity Type. Once all of those errors are cleared, your forms will be checked by an additional NIH service. It provides warnings and errors specific to your opportunity.

Note: NIH requires all of the Grants.Gov errors be cleared before the NIH errors will be returned, so at times you will need to refresh and check errors again after changes are made, to be sure all NIH errors are also cleared. Once all errors are fixed, you can complete your eGC1. Warnings will not block you from completing your eGC1 but may reveal other issues to be considered prior to submission.

The list identifies the form page in SAGE on which the error appears, and describes the error or problem.

Example messages:

  1. Required or optional form not yet viewed
  2. Required data not completed
  3. Required attachments – “Biographical Sketch is required.”
  4. Conditionally required data or attachments – “X is required when Y condition occurs.”

The image below shows examples of Grant Runner form errors.

Check for Form Package Errors list

You must fix all errors for your application to be eligible for submission via

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