Shorter new paper and electronic forms will be required for fiscal 2011 grant applications due on or after Jan. 25, 2010.
The forms, including those for training and career development grants, also will be restructured to streamline the information as part of an overall NIH effort begun last year to revamp the peer-review system. Changes will be made to the research plan, resources and biographical sketch sections of the application.
Between now and December, NIH will publish new Funding Opportunity Announcements without accompanying electronic application packages.
All new or resubmission applications must use the revised application forms and instructions even if the initial submission followed the current application forms and instructions.