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.