NIH Updates & Reminders

  • FORMS-G Grant Application Forms & Instructions Must be Used for Due Dates On or After January 25, 2022

FORMS-G Grant Application Instructions are now posted on the How to Apply - Application Guide page. All significant changes to form instructions are listed at:

Please note that FORMS-G application package should be used if your intended due date is on or after January 25, 2022, including:

  • Applications submitted for due dates on or after January 25, 2022
  • All application types (New, Resubmission, Renewal, Revision)
  • Applications submitted early for intended due dates on or after January 25, 2022

For more information, please refer to NIH policy notices NOT-OD-21-169 and NOT-OD-22-018

  • Full implementation of the new expanded requirements for Biographical Sketch and Other Support as of January 25, 2022

The use of the updated format pages for all proposal applications, Just-In-Time (JIT) requests, and Research Performance Progress Reports (RPPRs) is mandatory for submissions made on and after January 25, 2022.

Per Notice No. NOT-OD-21-073 biosketches must include all current positions and scientific appointments both domestic and foreign, including affiliations with foreign entities or governments. This includes titled academic, professional, or institutional appointments whether or not remuneration is received, and whether full-time, part-time, or voluntary (including adjunct, visiting, or honorary).

Please review the new biosketch format instructions for additional changes and further details:

Biosketch Format Pages, Instructions and Samples 
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) - Biosketches
Instructions for a Biographical Sketch

Other support includes all resources made available to researchers or senior key personnel in support of and/or related to all of their research endeavors, regardless of whether or not they have monetary value, and regardless of whether they are based at the institution the researcher identifies for the current grant. This includes: resources and/or financial support from all foreign and domestic entities that are available to the researcher. And includes in-kind contributions (such as office/laboratory space, equipment, supplies, or employees or students supported by an outside source).

Please review the other support format instructions for further details:

Other Support Format Pages and Instructions

The NIH has created a central email inbox for inquiries related to changes to the biographical sketch and other support templates in response to the high volume of inquiries received.  Please send inquiries related to changes to the biographical sketch and other support templates to

  • 2021 NIH Virtual Seminar on Program Funding and Grants Administration - resources available on NIH website 

In case you have missed 2021 NIH Virtual Seminar on Program Funding and Grants Administration, there are resources available anytime on the NIH Grants Website:

  • How to contact us or figure out where to look: Visit our Help page for guidance.

  • Looking for a specific presenter? On the presenter page, click on their names for contact information.

  • Grants Process Overview: