The Office of Sponsored Programs

NIH ASSIST

ASSIST is NIH’s online system for the preparation, submission and tracking of grant applications through Grants.gov to NIH.

ASSIST is now an option for:

  • all single and multi-project, competing grant applications;
  • single-project administrative supplements;
  • single-project, post-award successor-in-interest (type 6) requests; and
  • single-project, post-award change of institution (type 7) requests.

Funding opportunity announcements posted in the NIH Guide for Grants & Contracts that allow ASSIST as an option contain an “Apply Online Using ASSIST” button in addition to the “Apply Using Downloadable Forms” button.

Use of ASSIST is optional; Grants.gov downloadable forms and institutional system-to-system solutions remain viable alternatives for application preparation and submission to NIH (learn more about options).

See NIH annoucement NOT-OD-16-042 for details.



NIH Assist Training Resources

Getting Started: Preparing Your Single-project Application Using ASSIST

Getting Started: Preparing Your Multi-project Application Using ASSIST

ASSIST Online Help

ASSIST User Guide

Using ASSIST to Prepare and Submit Multi-Project Applications to NIH