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Funding News - Major Changes for NIH Grant Applicants

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Shorter Page Limits, Restructured Forms

As part of its ongoing effort to enhance the peer review system, NIH recently implemented several new changes to the grant application process.

Restructured application forms now feature new instructions and shorter page limits.  The changes apply to all competing applications:  new, renewal, resubmission, and revision. 

NIH changed the applications to align with the structure and content of review criteria.  These changes help ensure that both reviewer and applicant expectations coincide for a more efficient and transparent application process.

Shortening the page limits helps to reduce the administrative burden placed on applicants, reviewers, and staff.  This change seeks to focus applicants and reviewers on the essentials of the science that are needed for a fair and comprehensive review of the application.

For more information visit http://enhancing-peer-review.nih.gov/restructured_applications.html, or contact the NIH Grants Information Help Desk at 301-435-0714 or grantsinfo@od.nih.gov.