PHS SF424 (R&R) Adobe Forms Version B Application Guide
Part I: Instructions for Preparing and Submitting the Application
documents may be submitted in the Appendix as necessary.
For materials that cannot be submitted electronically or
materials that cannot be converted to PDF format (e.g.,
medical devices, prototypes, DVDs, CDs), applicants should
contact the Scientific Review Officer for instructions
following notification of assignment of the application to a
study section. Applicants are encouraged to be as concise as
possible and submit only information essential for the review
of the application.
Items that must not be included in the appendix:
Photographs or color images of gels, micrographs, etc., are
no longer accepted as Appendix material. These images
must be included in the Research Plan PDF. However, images
embedded in publications are allowed.
Publications that are publicly accessible. For such
publications, the URL or PMC submission identification
numbers along with the full reference should be included as
appropriate in the Bibliography and References cited section,
the Progress Report Publication List section, and/or the
Biographical Sketch section.
The candidate must provide information regarding citizenship status. Other than for the K99/R00 award
program, the candidate must be a citizen or non-citizen national of the United States or its possessions and
territories, or must have been lawfully admitted to the United States for permanent residence by the time
For those K award programs with a citizenship requirement, an individual who has applied for Permanent
Residence and expects to have obtained such status prior to the time award, may submit an application
recognizing that no award will be made until legal verification of permanent resident status is provided. If
a candidate’s citizenship status changes after submission of the application, the new status should be
reported in the candidate’s Personal Profile in the eRA Commons. Before an award is issued, a permanent
resident will be required to submit a notarized statement that a licensed notary has seen the candidate’s
current and valid Permanent Resident Card or some other valid verification from the U.S. Immigration
and Naturalization Service of legal admission to the U.S. as a permanent resident.
It is the responsibility of the sponsoring institution to determine and retain documentation indicating that
the individual candidate’s visa will allow him/her to reside in the proposed research training/career
development setting for the period of time necessary to complete the approved career development
program. Information may be requested by the NIH prior to issuance of an award.
Each candidate must check the applicable box, check only one:
U.S. Citizen or non-citizen national: Check this box if the candidate is a U.S. Citizen or
Noncitizen national. Noncitizen nationals are people, who, although not citizens of the United
States, owe permanent allegiance to the United States. They generally are people born in
outlying possessions of the United States (e.g., American Samoa and Swains Island).;