Goodbye FORMS-F, Hello FORMS-G

Applicants applying to NIH funding opportunities with due dates on or after January 25, 2022 must use updated application forms and instructions identified with a Competition ID of “FORMS-G.”

Key changes in the FORMS-G update include:

  • Transition from DUNS to a unique entity identifier (UEI) issued by as the official identifier for doing business with the federal government (NOT-OD-21-170.) See Goodbye DUNS, Hello UEI.
  • Updated biosketch and other support format pages (NOT-OD-21-110.)
  • Updated country and state dropdown lists across all forms.
  • Increased character limit to 100 characters for “Department” and “Division” fields.
  • Expanded requirement for a Commons ID to all senior/key personnel (NOT-OD-21-109.)
  • Increased number of “Other” direct cost budget lines from 3 to 10.
  • Added “Childcare Costs” section to Fellowship Supplemental Form (NOT-OD-21-074.)
  • Added question regarding Technical and Business Assistance (TABA) to the SBIR/STTR Information form (NOT-OD-21-082.)

Application guides for FORMS-G application packages will be posted to the How to Apply – Application Guide page no later than October 25, 2021.