National Institutes of Health (NIH)

The National Institutes of Health require electronic submission of proposals. ORSP formats and submits proposals to NIH using Cayuse 424. If this is your first time submitting to NIH, please complete the eRA Commons Registration Form and send it to Sam Wolverton at

Modified NIH Biosketch Format
Modified NIH Biosketch Format

A new verison of NIH's SF424 (R&R)Application Guide is available. A notice containing a list of all significant changes has been released by the NIH.

ORSP hosted a brown bag session on January 28, 2016 to discuss Phase 1 changes--click here for details.

NIH has changed their application requirements and review language to enhance reproducibility of research findings through increased scientific rigor and transparency. For more information, visit their Rigor and Reproducibility page and also download NIH's Resource Chart.

They also have produced an excellent, 33-minute training module on this topic.

to describe how their background and expertise relates to their proposed project. - See more at:

 Proposal Preparation

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