The Graduate School

National Institutes of Health (NIH)


The National Institutes of Health require electronic submission of proposals. OSP formats and submits proposals to NIH using Cayuse Proposals.

First time submitting to NIH? An eRA Commons profile will need to be created and/or affiliated with the institution. Please contact Sam Wolverton for assistance in completing this process.


A new version of NIH’s General Instructions for NIH and Other PHS Agencies is now available for proposals with due dates on and after January 25, 2022.

Are you interested in becoming an Early Career Reviewer? The NIH Center for Scientific Review’s website discusses the benefits of becoming an ECR and offers instructions on how to apply.

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Proposal Preparation and Procedures

NIH’s About Grants web page features resources and materials that are useful to PI’s looking to submit a proposal. Resources such as submission processes and procedures along with NIH-specific forms and templates can be found here.

Templates and Samples