New Limits on Appendix Materials for All NIH/AHRQ/NIOSH Grant Applications Beginning with Receipt Dates On or After January 3, 2007

Notice Number: NOT-OD-07-018

Key Dates
Release Date: November 17, 2006
Effective Date: January 3, 2007

Issued by
National Institutes of Health (NIH), (
Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ),
National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (NIOSH/CDC;

The purpose of this Notice is to announce a change in policy limiting Appendix materials that may be submitted with grant applications to NIH/AHRQ/NIOSH.
The goal of changing the guidelines for grant application Appendix materials is to encourage applications to be as concise as possible while containing the information needed for expert scientific review. These changes take advantage of electronic access to many publications and should make application preparation and handling easier for both applicants and reviewers.  It is important to note that the Appendix may not be used to circumvent the page limitations of the Research Plan.

The following changes apply to applications in response to any funding opportunity announcement (FOA) with submission/receipt dates on or after January 3, 2007.

Information that May Be Included in the Application

Materials Allowed in the Appendix



Format of Appendix Materials

Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) Details


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National Institutes of Health
Phone: 301-435-0714
TTY: 301-451-0088

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