July 01, 2020

Update to NIH Administrative Supplement Policies

The National Institutes of Health has issued Notice of Requirement for Electronic Submission of all Administrative Supplements (NOT-OD-20-2-128).

Effective immediately:
  • NIH will begin accepting administrative supplement applications for multi-project awards electronically. Since the administrative supplement applies to the parent award as a whole, the single-project application form package used for research grants and cooperative agreements will be used for these submissions (e.g., Competition ID= “FORMS-F-ADMINSUPP-RESEARCH.”)
Effective July 25, 2020:
  • The streamlined submission method through the eRA Commons will be discontinued and replaced with the option to initiate the administrative supplement application within eRA Commons and leverage technology available in NIH ASSIST to complete submission.

  • ALL supplement applications to existing single and multi-project awards must be submitted electronically through Grants.gov using NIH ASSIST, Grants.gov Workspace, or institutional system-to-system (S2S) solutions.