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Transition Timeline (from paper to electronic)

The National Institutes of Health is transitioning from paper submission of grant applications to electronic submission via the web portal of Grants.gov, while simultaneously phasing out the PHS398 grant application form and replacing it with the SF424 [Research and Research-related (R&R)] application.

Applicants should carefully note the transition date for the grant program for which they wish to apply to determine if they submit on paper or electronically. Applications for the research program transitioning receipt date and beyond must be submitted electronically through Grants.gov. Applications for receipt dates before the transition must be submitted on a paper PHS398 application form.