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NIH Forms E 2018 Format Guidelines


Of note:

Tables: the guidance on tables seems a little more liberal than in the past:

Font size:  Must be 11 points or larger. Smaller text in figures, graphs, diagrams and charts is acceptable, as long as it is legible when the page is viewed at 100%.

Text color: You can now use any color font:

Text color: No restriction. Though not required, black or other high-contrast text colors are recommended since they print well and are legible to the largest audience.


NIH Biosketch- research support section, project dates

When adding completed research projects onto an NIH biosketch (section D) for a new proposal, include projects that were completed within 3 years of the proposal due date.

ie: If the project is due on Jan 01, 2018, then only inlcude projects with an end date of Jan 01, 2015 or thereafter.

NIH appendices rules 2017, update

Effective January 25, 2017, the NIH appendix policy eliminates most items that investigators previously included in the application appendix. For current and future grant submissions please be sure that application appendices are consistent with the items identified in NOT-OD-16-129 (https://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/notice-files/NOT-OD-16-129.html).

Applications will be withdrawn and not reviewed if they are submitted with inappropriate appendix materials.

In short, the only allowable appendix materials are:

For applications proposing clinical trials (unless the FOA provides other instructions for these materials):

  • Clinical trial protocols
  • Investigator’s brochure from Investigational New Drug (IND), as appropriate

For all applications:

  • Blank informed consent/assent form;
  • Blank surveys, questionnaires, data collection instruments;
  • FOA-specified items. (NOTE: If appendix materials are required in the FOA, review criteria for that FOA will address those materials, and applications submitted without those appendix materials will be considered incomplete and will not be reviewed.)

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