National Institutes of Health (NIH)

Updated: April 1, 2024

News and Updates

Finding Funding Opportunities

Search for NIH funding opportunities on the following sites: 

The NIH Notice Of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) announcement must be read in detail to understand all requirements. 

Submission Portal and Format

Most proposal submissions are electronic; read the NOFO for specifics.

Submit electronic proposals through (Workspace) or ASSIST (run by eRA Commons). After submission, applications are routed to eRA Commons for processing. To register for eRA Commons, contact with name, email, and role (PD/PI or Postdoc). If you already have an eRA Commons ID, email with your username so they can give you MIT access. 

Both and ASSIST have validation systems. Before submitting your application, validate and review errors and warnings:

  • Errors: Errors prevent your application from being routed to eRA Commons for review. Correct errors before the deadline.  
  • Warnings: An application with warnings will still be routed to eRA Commons, but may still prevent the application from being reviewed. Review warnings and correct if needed.  

Deadline Cycles

NIH has both standard and non-standard deadlines.  See NIH Standard Deadlines and review NOFO for more information.

Terms and Conditions

Review the RAS summary of NIH Terms and Conditions. For more details, or for unusual cases, consult:

Checklists, Disclosures and Other Guidance

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