Paper Submissions

Although the NIH has multiple electronic submission options, sub-award applications and a few non-standard applications still require paper applications to be submitted.

For new, renewal, resubmission, and supplement applications, the department should use the PHS 398 forms. For continuations (progress reports), the department should use the PHS 2590 forms.  HS SPPO has pre-populated Face Pages for both form types on our Resources page.  Note, the SF424 Subaward Budget Form (interactive)  is the preferred form for the budget. You would upload the budget justification on page 3 of the first year of this form. Do not print this to PDF, but keep it interactive.

Please see the Subaward Review Priorities which outlines both the department's and HS SPPO's responsibilities in reviewing PHS forms. 

Please be aware that HS SPPO's minimum requirements are in effect even if the agency does not require these documents or only requires some of them. HS SPPO cannot process a sub-award without our minimum requirements.

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