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You can generate a single PDF that combines all of the sponsor forms and the related attachment content. The layout and contents of the PDF is the same as the NIH reviewers see, and can be printed or circulated via email.

Note: The PDF does not include the Cover Letter attachment on the SF424, the Appendix attachment on the Research Plan, or the Assignment Request form.

Use the “View Grant Runner forms (PDF)” link found on the left navigation menu just below the set of Grant Runner forms, as indicated in the image below.

left navigation menu showing location of single p d f link

Why can’t I print my eGC1?

The printable eGC1 is displayed in a pop-up browser window. If pop-up blocking is turned on in your browser, it will keep the window from opening.

For instructions on how to enable pop-up windows within SAGE, see how to configure the pop-up blocker.

If you are still having problems printing from SAGE, there may be a problem with your computer, so please contact your unit’s or department’s technical team for assistance.

March 2015 SAGE Maintenance Release

New Features

eGC1 Sponsor Deadline Now Includes Time of Day and Time Zone

In order to better monitor and meet proposal submission deadlines, eGC1 preparers will now be asked to provide the specific time of day and time zone for which the applications are due. These fields will display alongside the existing sponsor due date field, and will be required entry.

Added Space between Box and Number in PI Addresses on Grant Runner Forms

A minor update was made to add a space between the word “Box” and the box number in the PI address on the SF424 and Key Persons Expanded forms in Grant Runner. This change will now present the address in the appropriate format.

Grant Runner Now Supports More Special Characters

In an early February 2015 release, Grants.Gov updated their systems to allow many of the special characters that were problematic with submissions in the past to go through successfully. With this release we are updating SAGE Grant Runner to take advantage of this change as well. Grant Runner will no longer generate a validation error when users enter special characters such tildes, curly quotes, umlauts and other accent marks. This update will result in fewer submission errors and a more accurate read of the intended content.


Removed Lines in eGC1 PDF Format

A recent upgrade of our PDF software caused inadvertent lines to show around tables of information in the eGC1 PDF due to a new default released with the software. We have applied an update that will revert the eGC1 PDF back to its former look and feel.


When viewing the worksheet for the main (parent) budget, or a sub budget, you will see a set of icons at the upper right of the sheet. They allow you to make adjustments to what you see on the worksheet, and to perform actions on the worksheet.

budget action icon bar

The icons are:

  1. Decrease Decimal Points, and Increase Decimal Points
  2. Full Screen Budget, and Close Full Screen Budget
  3. Show all sub-object budget lines, and Hide all sub-object budget lines
  4. Print Budget
  5. Export Budget to Excel
  6. Create a copy of this budget (displays on parent worksheet only)
  7. Delete this budget (displays on parent worksheet only)

Adjust Decimal Point Display

You can use these icons to decrease or increase the number of decimal places that display for values on your worksheet.

Adjusting Decimals

Note: The number of decimal places applies only to how the budget values display, not the calculations. When you click into an editable field in your budget worksheet, you will see the exact amount you entered. All calculations use those exact amounts.

Display Full Screen

These icons allow you to choose how you view the worksheet within the browser window.

display full screen icons

The “plus” icon (to the left) allows you to expand the worksheet to fill the whole browser window, allowing you to see more of the sheet details, rather than the SAGE and budget tabs.

The “minus” icon (to the right) returns you to the standard view.  When you’re in full screen mode, you can also use the Close Full Screen link in the upper-left corner of the screen.

Show All Sub-Object Budget Lines

You can use these icons to fully expand all of the line items in your budget.

Expand all object codes

The “plus” icon expands the worksheet, and displays the sub-object lines you have already entered and the Add buttons for each section.

The “minus” icon contracts the worksheet back to displaying just the object code summary lines.

Print the Budget

This icon displays a printable copy of your budget.

display a printable version of the budget

A new browser window will appear with the budget data formatted for printing.

The output includes two different formats of the data: the first is line-by-line for all periods; the second is to help you complete the SR 424 (R&R) Detailed Budget used in Grants.gov submissions.

Export the Budget to Excel

This icon exports your budget as an Excel spreadsheet.

Export a copy of the budget to Excel

You will be prompted to open Excel.

The output includes two different formats of the data: the first is line-by-line for all periods; the second is to help you complete the SR 424 (R&R) Detailed Budget used in Grants.gov submissions.

Note: only the values export, not the formulas.

Create a Copy of the Budget

This icon creates a copy of your budget. Everything from the original budget will copy except the budget history, the assigned access, any “notes” that you added and any connection to an eGC1.

Create a copy of the budget

When you click this icon, the page will refresh, and continue to display the current budget, along with a red Copy was successful message. Following the message is the new, unique budget number assigned to the copy. Click the new budget number to open the copy.

Copy was successful message

When you copy a main (or parent) budget, the entire budget, including any sub budgets, is copied. When you make a copy of a sub budget, the new budget becomes a main budget. If you want it to be a sub budget of another budget, open what will be the parent budget. Click the sub budgets tab, and then click the Import Existing Budget link, and import the copied budget.

Note: The Preparer on the Access list for a copied budget will be the person who created the copy. If that person is someone other than the Preparer on the original, the original preparer will have assigned Read-Only access to the copy.

Delete the Budget

This icon allows you to delete your budget, if you are an owner (Budget Preparer, Contact, or Read/Write access).

Delete icon

Note: Only budgets that are not linked to eGC1s can be deleted. If your budget is linked to an eGC1, the delete icon will not display.

To complete the process, click OK in the confirmation pop-up window.

deletion confirmation dialog

November 2014 SAGE Maintenance Release


Grant Runner Check for Package Errors Page Print Issue

An issue that was causing users to receive an error when attempting to print the Check for Form Package Errors page in Grant Runner has been fixed.