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Applicants complete the grant application process through eRA Commons. The research community submits electronic grant applications to the federal government through The eRA system retrieves the applications from for the grantor agencies. The applicant is then responsible for checking the status of the application and assuring that the application is accepted into the eRA Commons. As eRA Commons is web-based, the application tracking can be done from virtually any location around the world.

For detailed information on submitting electronic applications, visit the

Upon completion of an applicant organization’s registration process with eRA Commons, an Institutional Profile is created that the organization subsequently maintains. All registered Commons users also maintain their own Personal Profile in the eRA Commons.

This page last reviewed: January 23, 2009