The Office of Sponsored Programs


ASSIST is NIH’s online system for the preparation, submission and tracking of grant applications through 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; 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