Changes to Application Structure
NIH is restructuring the applications by aligning the structure and content with review criteria. This alignment will help ensure that both reviewer and applicant expectations coincide for a more efficient and transparent application process. Note that the new application forms incorporate the enhanced peer review criteria for research grants and cooperative agreements that was announced in NOT-OD-09-025.
Changes to Application Length
NIH is shortening page limits for competing applications to help reduce the administrative burden placed upon applicants, reviewers, and staff. This change seeks to focus applicants and reviewers on the essentials of the science that are needed for a fair and comprehensive review of the application. Shorter applications may have additional benefits for reviewers such as mitigating information overload, and/or enabling a larger number of reviewers to read each application and participate in review in a more informed manner.
Updated Funding Opportunity Announcements (FOAs)
This page was last reviewed on June 2, 2010