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UPDATE: Implementation Plans Related to the NIH Simplified Review Framework

By Bouvier Grant Group

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NIH continues to disseminate updates and implementation plans related to the simplified review framework (SRF). The SRF will be effective for submissions on or after January 25, 2025.

  • The SRF will apply to grants and cooperative agreements with the following activity codes: R01, R03, R15, R16, R21, R33, R34, R36, R61, RC1, RC2, RC4, RF1, RL1, RL2, U01, U34, U3R, UA5, UC1, UC2, UC4, UF1, UG3, UH2, UH3, UH5, (including the following phased awards: R21/R33, UH2/UH3, UG3/UH3, R61/R33).
  • The SRF will not apply to: DP1, DP2, DP3, DP4, and DP5.
  • Many NOFOs are being reissued to include the simplified review framework information in Section V.

The following can be helpful to ensure that you are responding to the correct NOFO:

  • Check the NIH Guide for Grants and Contracts.
  • Subscribe to the NIH weekly Table of Contents (TOC).
  • Be sure to check the expiration date in the key dates section of your NOFO.
  • If you already started an application under one NOFO, NIH Assist and have copy features that will allow you to move most of your work to the correct NOFO.

Dr. Meg Bouvier

Margaret Bouvier received her PhD in 1995 in Biomedical Sciences from the Mount Sinai School of Medicine. After an NINDS post-doctoral fellowship, she worked as a staff writer for long-standing NIH Director Dr. Francis Collins in the Office of Press, Policy, and Communications for the Human Genome Project and NHGRI. Since 2007, Meg has specialized in editing and advising on NIH submissions, and began offering virtual courses in 2015. She's recently worked with more than 40% of the nation's highest-performing hospitals*, four of the top 10 cancer hospitals, three of the top five medical schools for research, and 14 NCI-designated cancer centers. Her experience at NIH as both a bench scientist and staff writer greatly informs her approach to NIH grantwriting. She has helped clients land over half a billion in federal funding. Bouvier Grant Group is a woman-owned small business.

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