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NIH – SF424 (R&R) Application Form Instructions

Published December 7, 2021

As previously announced, NIH’s Forms-F application package is being replaced by the new FORMS-G application package, effective for deadlines on or after January 25, 2022.

The WashU Research Management System (RMS) has been updated to accommodate System To System (S2S) applications to NIH using FORMS-G, in addition to FORMS-F.

Below is a list of details:

  • FORMS-G are required for due dates on or after January 25, 2022.
  • FORMS-E are required for due dates on or before January 24, 2022.
  • For a transition period, both FORMS-F and FORMS-G application packages will be active. Applicants must choose the appropriate application package for their due date when presented with both FORMS-F and FORMS-G application packages on the same FOA.
    • This will be the case for using RMS/S2S, ASSIST and Workspace.
  • Key changes:
    • Required use of the updated Biographical Sketch and Other Support format pages
    • All Senior/Key personnel listed on the R&R Senior/Key Person Profile (Expanded) form will be required to have an eRA Commons username (Commons ID). 
    • Unique Entity Identifier (UEI) replacing the DUNS
      • WashU’s UEI is L6NFUM28LQM5.
      • Important:  UEI is a required field for all proposed outgoing subrecipients (domestic and foreign), including lead institutions on Multi-Project Grants.
        • If the Subaward Entity, or lead site on a multi-project grant does not have a UEI, they need to go to to obtain a UEI.
        • UEI is a required field on the performance sites and budget pages.
        • For S2S applications, if the UEI does not pull into the record, it will need to be added manually.
        • Log in to with your user name and password to view entity registrations (e.g. Harvard) and obtain the UEI.  Also, tell your Grant Analyst so that OSRS can update the subaward entity database, so that the UEI will pull in on future applications.
  • See High-level Summary of Form Changes in FORMS-G Application Packages for a full list of form changes.
  • Application guides for FORMS-G application packages are posted on the How to Apply – Application Guide page.

Please share this information with all faculty and staff who may need this information.

If you have any questions, please contact the Office of Sponsored Research Services.