Now Available: Revised NIH PHS 398 and Updated Guides for Applications after September 25, 2013

AGENCY: National Institutes of Health (NIH)

FYI: Now Available: PHS 398 Application Forms and Instructions for Application Due Dates on or after September 25, 2013 and Updated Application Guides for Electronic Application Forms

Below please find a link from the NIH Guide regarding the release of an updated PHS 398 application kits for grants with due dates on or after September 25, 2013.

Notice Number: NOT-OD-13-091

These instructions incorporate numerous clarifications, updates and policy announcements that have appeared in the NIH Guide for Grants and Contracts (aka Guide) since the 06/2009 revision of the PHS 398 application guide and the 06/2012 revision of the SF424 (R&R) Application Guide for NIH and Other PHS Agencies. Since the Guide also publishes multiple funding opportunity announcements, the Office of Extramural Research posts Policy Notices, clarifications and other updates on this webpage: NIH Policy Notices. Applicants are expected to be aware of any relevant Notices that appear in the Guide.

Any application submitted using incorrect application forms (including applications that have an incorrect mix of old and new forms) may be delayed and may not be reviewed.

Please see NOT-OD-13-091 for additional information. For general inquiries concerning this change, please contact the NIH:, or the Office of Sponsored Programs (OSP) Research Administrator assigned to your school or department:

For more information, visit the Office of Research Compliance website at or OSP at