Office of Research and

       Sponsored Programs Administration

                         NIH ELECTRONIC SUBMISSION


Vice Provost

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Funding Opportunities

Routing and Submitting Grant Proposals

Post-Award Management


Funding Stats


FAQs / Terminology

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Ready to submit your proposal to ORSPA for review and submission?

Upload the application package via the ETSU Drop-Box at

using the e-mail address:


NIH Electronic Submission

As part of the Department of Health and Human Services' implementation of e-Government the NIH is transitioning each research grant mechanism to electronic submission through and the use of the SF 424 Research and Related (R&R) forms. For information on this transition and for the process of submitting applications electronically, please see NIH's Electronic Submission website at

and the transition timeline.  NIH will announce each grant mechanism change in the NIH Guide to Grants and Contracts (

NIH electronic submissions require registration with both and NIH eRA Commons. ETSU as an institution is registered with However, individual PIs must register with NIH eRA Commons prior to submission. If you have questions about or need assistance with registration, please contact Cynthia Hardin.



ETSU Internal Procedures for NIH Grant Proposal Submission


Electronic applications to NIH must first follow ETSU's internal procedures.  Please refer to this step-by-step outline:


Also, you may find the following links helpful: 

Additional questions may be directed to Cynthia Hardin at or 439-6000.


Electronic Application Forms and Packages

Click here for NIH electronic application package samples and other electronic forms


ETSU Office of Research and Sponsored Programs

Ada Earnest House P.O. Box 70565 Johnson City, TN 37614

ph: (423)439-6000 fax: (423)439-6050


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NIH eRA Commons

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