Introduction to Revision Applications
The information on this page is taken from the NIH website.
- A competing supplemental application (now known as a “Revision” application) may be submitted to request support for a significant expansion of a project’s scope or research protocol.
- Provide a one-page “Introduction” that describes the nature of the supplement and how it will influence the specific aims, research design, and methods of the current grant. Use Item 2.1, Introduction to application, of the PHS 398 Research Plan component to provide this information. Note that all revision applications must be submitted by the same PD/PI (or Contact PD/PI for multi-PI grants) as listed on the current award and applicants must use the same budget format (i.e. R&R Budget Component or PHS 398 Modular Budget Component) as the current award. Also, any budgetary changes for the remainder of the project period of the current grant should be discussed in the Budget Justification.
- Administrative Supplements
An administrative supplement provides additional funding to meet increased costs that are within the scope of an approved application, but that were unforeseen when the new or competing renewal application was submitted. If considering administrative supplement funding, you must consult in advance with your designated Grants Management Officer and Program Official. It is important to submit a request before the grant expires. To be considered for an administrative supplement, you must submit a request in writing to the IC (not to the Division of Receipt and Referral, Center for Scientific Review). The request must be signed by the authorized Business Official and describe the need for additional funding and the categorical costs. In the letter, point out what will NOT be able to be accomplished if such a request is denied. At this time administrative supplements may not be submitted through Grants.gov.