Grant Templates and Guides

NIH Research Grant Templates

Depending on the scientific content and administrative structure of your grant, you may be required to submit some or all of the documents listed below. If you need help determining which documents are required for your application, please reach out to our team. The PDO has prepared these templates to serve as a helpful starting point for developing your NIH grant application. All documents should be tailored to meet the specific requirements of your grant. We update these documents as needed and the date of last update is in the header of each document.

Beginning on January 25, 2023, grant applications to NIH must use FORMS-H application packages. The templates below comply with the FORMS-H instructions.  

Research Plan Form:


Other Project Information Form:


Human Subjects and Clinical Trials Information Form:

Effective January 2018, all grants proposing human subjects research must include a Human Subjects and Clinical Trials Information Form. A PDF copy of this form is included below.

Attachment Non-Clinical Trials Clinical Trials
Inclusion of Individuals Across the Lifespan
Yes Yes
Inclusion of Women and Minorities Yes Yes
Recruitment and Retention Plan
Yes Yes
Study Timeline
Protection of Human Subjects Yes
Single IRB Plan, if "Yes" to Q3.2* N/A N/A
Data and Safety Monitoring Plan Optional Yes
Overall Structure of the Study Team
Optional Optional
Statistical Design and Power N/A Yes
IND/IDE Status, if "Yes" to Q4.5 N/A Yes
Dissemination Plan N/A Yes
Other Clinical-trial Related Attachments N/A Check FOA

*Note that beginning May 25, 2020, a Single IRB plan is no longer required for NIH applications. Single IRB plans are only required for applications to AHRQ.

NIH Program and Center Grant Resources

Additional Stanford Resources

Our Stanford colleagues have also developed valuable grant development resources that are available to Stanford affiliates: