Forms and Electronic Applications

Grant Application Forms

AHRQ has begun its transition to electronic receipt of grant applications. In conjunction with the change from paper to electronic filing, the current PHS 398 application will be replaced by the Standard Form (SF) 424 Research and Related (R&R) application.

For additional information on electronic grant applications, please go to Forms and Electronic Applications at NIH.

Important: Download a fresh copy of the application package and instructions from each time you plan on submitting an application. Following this advice will ensure you have the latest forms. For electronic submission, Version 1 of the application guide continues to be used for Funding Opportunity Announcements posted before June 15, 2006 unless and until such opportunities are reposted. Version 2 of the application guide is to be used only with Funding Opportunity Announcements using Version 2 of the SF424 (R&R) forms (the updated application forms). These funding opportunities are clearly noted with a "Version-2-Forms" in the "Competition ID" field of the forms package.

Research Grants

Form/Application InstructionsDescription/Comments
SF424 (R&R): Version 1Instructions for using Version 1 of the SF 424 (R&R) form set
SF424 (R&R): Version 2Instructions for using Version 2 of the SF 424 (R&R) form set
PHS 398

Competing—Public Health Service Grant Application
Apply for: Research Grants and Career Awards (K Series).
Send the application to the following address, making sure to use the correct ZIP code:

Center for Scientific Review
National Institutes of Health
6701 Rockledge Drive, Suite 1040
MSC 7710
Bethesda, MD 20892-7710
(United States Postal Service (USPS) Express or Regular mail)
Bethesda, MD 20817 (Express/Courier Non-USPS Service)
The telephone number is (301) 435-0715
TTY (301) 451-0088.

C.O.D. applications will not be accepted.

* All applications and other deliveries to the Center for Scientific Review must come either via courier delivery or via the USPS. Applications delivered by individuals to the Center for Scientific Review will not be accepted. For additional information, go to

There may be additional instructions for submission of responses to RFAs.

PHS 2590Noncompeting—Progress Report for a Public Health Service Grant

Mailing Address for Non-Competing Applications:
Agency for Health Care Research and Quality (AHRQ)
Grants Management
John M. Eisenberg Building
540 Gaither Road
Rockville, MD 20850
Phone: (301) 427-1447
Fax: (301) 427-1462


Form/Application InstructionsDescription/Comments
PHS 416-1Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award Individual Fellowship Application Form
(mail new applications to the Center for Scientific Review address as noted above)
PHS 416-9Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award Individual Fellowship Progress Report for Continuation Support
(mail continuation applications to the AHRQ Grants Management address as noted above)

For questions regarding receipt dates for grant applications submitted to AHRQ, please go to Application Submission Dates, or contact for further information.

Page last reviewed September 2006
Internet Citation: Forms and Electronic Applications. September 2006. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD.