National Institutes of Health (NIH)

Last updated: February 27, 2023

News and Updates

Finding Funding Opportunities

Search for NIH funding opportunities on the following sites: 

If you already know about a solicitation, you can search by the funding opportunity number (e.g., PA-10-067).  

About Parent Announcements

NIH parent announcements are “plain vanilla” research solicitations. Not all NIH Institutes and Centers participate on all parent announcements. Before submitting an application, make sure the NIH Institute or Center that might be interested in this research is listed as a participating organization in the announcement. 

Submission Portal and Format

Most proposal submissions are electronic, but the PA/RFA must be read to determine the form in which to submit the proposal.

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.  being reviewed.  
  • 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

See NIH Standard Due Dates for more information.

Terms and Conditions

See NIH Grant Terms and Conditions for more information. 

Checklists, Disclosures and Other Guidance

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