UW Research

October 21, 2021


NIH announced the new FORMS-G is required for applications due on or after January 25, 2022.

FORMS-G Highlights:

  • Updated Biographical Sketch and Other Support format pages are required for submissions on or after January 25, 2022. See NOT-OD-21-073, NOT-OD-21-110, and NOT-OD-21-122 for more information.
  • Transitioning to the new Unique Entity Identification (UEI) number which will replace the DUNS number. See NOT-OD-21-170 for more information.
    • The UW UEI is HD1WMN6945W6, also available from our Facts & Rates page
  • All Senior/Key personnel listed on the R&R Senior/Key Person Profile (Expanded) form will be required to have an eRA Commons username (Commons ID). See NOT-OD-21-109 for more information.

Some of the other form updates:

  • R&R Budget and Associated Subaward Budget Attachment(s) Form
    • Increased “Other” Direct Cost lines from 3 to 10
  • PHS Fellowship Supplemental Form
    • New childcare cost section
  • PHS Human Subjects and Clinical Trials Information
    • Study Record change: describe the single IRB plan
  • SBIR/STTR Information
    • New question 7 on Technical and Business Assistance (TABA)

Review the High-level Summary of Form Changes in FORMS-G Application Packages for a complete list of form changes.

Application Guide Updates

NIH’s How to: Application Guide will be updated with FORMS-G information no later than October 25th, 2021.

Application Package Availability

For a transition period, both FORMS-F and FORMS-G application packages will be active and available. Applicants must choose the appropriate application package for their due date.

  • New funding opportunity announcements (FOAs) posted on or after October 25, 2021 will include the new FORMS-G application package.
  • New FOAs posted before October 25, 2021 with initial due dates on or after January 25, 2022 will be posted without application forms until updated forms are available.
    • Application packages will be added to these FOAs by November 25, 2021.
  • All active Parent and IC-issued FOAs with due dates on or after January 25, 2022 will be updated to add FORMS-G application packages between October 25, 2021 and November 25, 2021.

For due dates occurring on or before January 24th, 2022, continue to use FORMS-F.

NOTE: Building an application package using FORMS-F to respond to an active FOA with a due date on or after January 25th will lead to re-work of the materials in updated FORMS-G. Please consider timing and use FORMs-G for applications due on or after January 25th.

Resources & Related Information from NIH:

SAGE Grant Runner Applications

For those of you who use Grant Runner to submit NIH proposals, the FORMS-G updates are in progress and targeted to be available in Grant Runner by early December. We will announce their availability when ready.

If you need to begin your eGC1 or sponsor forms for opportunities that require FORMS-G before December, we recommend using ASSIST.

NOTE: A Grant Runner application created with FORMS-F cannot be converted to FORMS-G.

Stay tuned for more information on Grant Runner FORMS-G Release date.