Using ASSIST for R03 and R21 Applications

NIH has recently released a memo (below) indicating the ASSIST system now has the functionality to prepare and submit R03 and R21 grant applications. Despite the new function, JHURA has decided that these application types should continue to be prepared and submitted system-to-system using the Coeus interface. In doing so, the University ensures it meets its compliance obligations, and JHURA and ORIS have the ability to provide better support in case issues arise during submission.  If you have any questions, please contact your grants associate. 

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NIH eSubmission Items of Interest – January 30, 2015

ASSIST Now an Option for Preparing & Submitting R03 and R21 Grant Applications

The wait is over! You can now choose to prepare and submit your Small Research Grant (R03) and Exploratory/Developmental Grant (R21) applications to NIH using ASSIST (NOT-OD-15-062). R03 and R21 Funding Opportunity Announcements now include two buttons, “Apply Online Using ASSIST” and “Apply Using Downloadable Forms”.

Check out our Getting Started: Preparing Your Single-project Application Using ASSIST resource covering ASSIST basics and, if you need more extensive help, our online help is always available to provide screen shots and step-by-step instructions for specific tasks.

We’ve received wonderful comments from our multi-project applicants who have already used ASSIST. Let’s face it, our complex applications can be quite a challenge under the best of circumstances. If people have nice things to say after pulling together mega-proposals, then we’ve got to be on to something. We hope the simplified structure of single-project applications will provide an even more friendly, intuitive, and positive experience. Even so, ASSIST is still a relatively new system and there are bound to be a few bumps as we move forward with single-project application support. Contact our help desk immediately if you run into problems.