Writing an NIH grant proposal? Update your Personal Profile

  • Friday, September 08, 2017
  • Research

The Grants Management Office at the SMHS encourages any faculty, staff, and graduate students developing grant proposals for the National Institutes of Health (NIH) through the Application Submission System & Interface for Submission Tracking (ASSIST) system to update their NIH personal profile, including the employment section. Why? We have learned that some information is automatically pulled into ASSIST through the researchers’ NIH commons ID. Updating your profile will not only guarantee that your most current information is “caught” by the ASSIST system, but should save you time—and possibly some headaches—come submission time.

And as a reminder, applicants can also apply for NIH grants using Grants.gov Workspace, which separates the application package into individual forms. Applicants can create a workspace, complete the individual PDF forms, and submit their application workspace package. For any funding opportunities where applicants have downloaded the legacy PDF application package, they will be able to continue to submit that package until March 31, 2018. For any funding opportunities where applicants have NOT already downloaded the legacy PDF application package, they will be able to continue to download and submit through December 31, 2017.

For more information about Grants.gov Workspace, please visit our various Workspace resources:

For more information, feel free to contact Diane Hillebrand, CRA, Grants Manager at the SMHS, at diane.hillebrand@med.UND.edu.