Grant Runner PHS398 Career Development Award Supplemental

You must include this NIH form with your application if the Activity Code is a K type. For descriptions of the attachments, see the specific instructions for your opportunity and OSP’s page.

Use the corresponding links to add each attachment. Follow the formatting and length specifications in the sponsor’s instructions for each specific attachment. All attachments must be PDFs. For general information about managing Grant Runner attachments, including file naming rules, see eGC1 and Grant Runner Attachments.


1.  Introduction to Application

Note: This will only display for the application types of Resubmission and Revision. NIH requires the attachment.

Candidate Section

2. Candidate Information and Goals for Career Development

Required for all NIH applications.

Research Plan Section

3.  Specific Aims

The NIH requires the Specific Aims attachment unless otherwise specified in the Funding Opportunity Announcement.

4.  Research Strategy

Required for all applications.

5.  Progress Report Publication List

Note: This will only display for the application type of  Renewal.

List the titles and complete references to all appropriate publications, manuscripts accepted for publication, patents, and other printed materials that have resulted from the project since it was last reviewed competitively.

6. Training in Responsible Conduct of Research

Required for all NIH applications.

Other Candidate Information Section

7. Candidate’s Plan to Provide Mentoring

This is required for some NIH funding opportunities.

Mentor, Co-Mentor, Consultant, Collaborators Section

8. Plans and Statements of Mentor and Co-Mentor(s)

This is required for some NIH funding opportunities.

9. Letters of Support

Provide all appropriate letters of support, including any letters necessary to demonstrate the support of consortium participants and collaborators such as Senior/Key Personnel and Other Significant Contributors included in the grant application.

Environment and Institutional Commitment to Candidate Section

10. Description of Institutional Environment

This is required for some NIH funding opportunities.

11. Institutional Commitment to Candidate’s Research Career Development

This is required for some NIH funding opportunities.

12. Description of Candidate’s Contribution to the Program goals

This may be required for some NIH funding opportunities.

Other Research Plan Section

13.  Vertebrate Animals

Complete this section if you answered Yes to the question Are Vertebrate Animals Used? on the R&R Other Project Information Form.

14.  Select Agent Research

Select agents are hazardous biological agents and toxins which DHHS or USDA have identified as having the potential to pose a severe threat to public health and safety, to animal and plant health, or to animal and plant products. The CDC and the Animal APHIS Select Agent Programs jointly maintain a list of these agents at

15.  Consortium/Contractual Arrangements

Explain the programmatic, fiscal, and administrative arrangements to be made between the applicant organization and the consortium organization(s). Check your funding opportunity instructions to determine if the attachment is required.

16.  Resource Sharing Plan(s)

NIH considers the sharing of unique research resources developed through NIH-sponsored research an important means to enhance the value and further the advancement of the research. When you have developed resources with NIH funds and published the associated research findings or provided them to NIH, it is important that the resources are readily available for research purposes to qualified individuals within the scientific community.

17. Other Plan(s)

The NIH Data Management and Sharing Plan will be provided in this new attachment.  Updated instructions accordingly.

18. Authentication of Key Biological and/or Chemical Resources

This is an optional attachment.

Appendix Section

19. Appendix

According to OSP, you should only add an appendix if it is specifically called for in the instructions. Otherwise, it may affect your submission.

You can upload one or more PDF documents (maximum of 10) to satisfy the sponsor requirements for this section.

Citizen Section

U.S. Citizen or Non-Citizen National?

You must answer Yes or No to this question. If you answer No, the following question will display.

If no, select most appropriate Non-U.S. Citizen option

The options are:

      • Permanent U.S. Resident Visa
      • Temporary U.S. Visa
      • Not residing in U.S.

If you select “Temporary U.S. Visa” the following optional statement appears.  Check the box, if appropriate.

If you are a non-U.S. citizen with a temporary visa applying for an award that requires permanent residency status, and expect to be granted a permanent resident visa by the start date of the award, check here.