Notice of Requirement for Electronic Submission of all Administrative Supplements

NOT-OD-20-128 announces three updates to NIH administrative supplement submission policies.

  1. Effective immediately, NIH will begin accepting administrative supplement applications for multi-project awards electronically using the single-project application form package for research grants and cooperative agreements (e.g. Competition ID = FORMS-F-ADMINSUPP-RESEARCH).
  2. Effective July 25, 2020, the streamlined submission method through the eRA Commons will be discontinued.
  3. Effective July 25, 2020, all supplement applications to existing single and multi-project awards must be submitted electronically through using NIH ASSIST, Workspace, or institutional system-to-system (S2S) solutions (e.g. eProposal).


NIH will reissue parent administrative supplement announcements PA-18-591 and PA-18-592. Any in-progress applications submitted through using these announcements must be completed by July 24, 2020. Applications submitted on or after July 25. 2020 must use the reissued announcements.

See the Notice for complete details.