The format of NIH funding announcements recently received a makeover. The new shorter, easier-to-read, and more scientifically-focused format eliminates redundancy, limits the amount of administrative detail, and directs applicants to the most up-to-date sources of information. It also simplifies the application writing process for applicants, increases announcement clarity and transparency, and ensures that funding announcements are current as changes are made to source documents. Announcements published in the previous format are still valid until their expiration date. Announcements for other agencies including AHRQ, CDC, and FDA also are moving to the new format. For more information contact firstname.lastname@example.org.