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Note: To view applicant resources available at, including animated tutorials, FAQs, and Troubleshooting Tips, etc., visit the Applicant Resources page.

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Overview of the Electronic Grant Application Process
  • Interacting Electronically With NIH (PowerPoint - 4 MB) - Updated June 2012
    • This presentation, given at NIH outreach events, provides an overview of both pre- and post-award electronic processes. The PowerPoint "Notes View" provides the detailed presenter’s notes.

  • Successful eSubmission (PowerPoint - 6 MB) - Updated June 2012
    • This presentation, given during hands-on workshops at NIH Regional Seminars, provides a comprehensive overview of the electronic application submission process, from preparing to apply to checking your application’s status in eRA Commons.

      Note: If anyone has accessibility issues with the PowerPoint presentations, please contact Joseph Schumaker.

  • eSubmission Pop Quiz (PowerPoint - 714 KB) - Updated June 2012
    • Revised before each hands-on eSubmission workshop at NIH Regional Seminars, this “pop quiz” presentation reviews main points covered in the workshop.
Registering with and eRA Commons
Finding, Completing, and Submitting Your Electronic Application
  • For information about how to search for grant opportunities and how to complete your application using Adobe Reader, view the animated tutorials available at

  • Find Opportunity and Download Application Package (MS Word – 1 MB)
    • Includes steps and screenshots to follow to find a funding opportunity in the NIH Guide for Grants and Contracts and download the appropriate application forms.

  • A Walk Through the SF424 (R&R) (PowerPoint – 8 MB)
    • This presentation highlights the various sections of the SF424 (R&R) application forms and provides handy tips on filling out the forms.

  • Do I Have the Right Electronic Forms for My NIH Application? (PDF – 176 KB)
    • Use this handy flyer to find out if you have chosen the correct set of Adobe forms for your electronic application.
Using eRA Commons to Complete the Submission Process
Electronic Submission of Multi-Project Applications
  • Initial Look at the Electronic Submission Process for Multi-Project Applications (Slides, transcript, details)
    • This webinar is designed for investigators and administrators who are considering submitting grant applications in response to funding opportunity announcements (FOAs) for multi-project applications that require electronic submission.
    • This webinar will instruct applicants how to develop, submit, and track a multi-project application on-line using the new ASSIST (Application Submission System & Interface for Submission Tracking) tool. NIH experts will show applicants how to set up their application; navigate the system; set access controls to allow people to work concurrently on the application; run a check against NIH and business rules to find errors; and view an application image before submitting.

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