On May 25, “D” is for “Different”
By now you are most certainly aware that Forms D will be required for all NIH applications on or after May 25. If you are using ASSIST, you will automatically be directed to the Forms D cloud set (in the past few weeks, you were given a choice on the initiation screen, but now we’re very close to the no-option date). If you are still using the SF424 (why aren’t you using ASSIST?) be sure that any work you are doing is in the correct form set. The Forms D application guides are revamped and available on NIH’s website.
We first warned you of this back in October, so now is a great time to re-familiarize yourselves with the required changes: Brace Yourselves, Forms D Are Coming. For an exhaustive list of changes, NIH has provided a high-level list of FORMS-D pre-award form changes, as well as a landing page for all things Forms D. And, as always, drop us a note if anything looks murky; we’re always happy to help find clarification!