Functionality on the Optional Forms page in the Grants.gov application has been enhanced. The first page of the Grants.gov application is the Optional Forms page, which displays a list of forms that can be added to the application. After clicking the checkbox next to the title of the form you wish to add, the system automatically performs two actions:
It takes a few seconds for the system to complete these tasks after clicking the checkbox. You must wait for the system to finish before selecting additional forms. If you attempt to add another form before the system has finished processing your previous request, a warning message displays instructing you to wait for the system to finish. You know the process is complete when you hover over the form’s title and your cursor changes to a hand .
Support for 20 additional forms has been added. Most of the form changes are for the National Institutes of Health's (NIH) update to the FORMS-C application package.
The NIH has made a number of changes to its forms. Major changes are highlighted below. More details can be found at http://grants.nih.gov/grants/ElectronicReceipt/files/FORMS-C_Changes.pdf
The validation requirement to attach a Biographical Sketch for each Senior/Key person is now owned by NIH. This means that when other agencies ask for biographical sketches to be uploaded in another section of the proposal (besides the Senior/Key Personnel Form), omitting this information will no longer generate a submission error.