Grants.gov is THE single access point for over 1000 grant programs
offered by all federal grant-making agencies. Grants.gov allows
organizations to electronically find and apply for more than
$400 billion in federal grants.
When Must A Grant Application Be Submitted
A grant application MUST be submitted through Grants.gov when
the federal agency's program guidelines REQUIRE that the application
be submitted through Grants.gov.
Do I Need to Register on Grants.gov?
Principal Investigators/Project Directors should NOT register
on Grants.gov. Only the Institution and the Authorized Organization
Representative need to be registered on Grants.gov. Both the
University of Pittsburgh and Allen A. DiPalma, the Authorized
Organization Representative for the University of Pittsburgh,
are registered on Grants.gov.
Do I Need to Register on the Federal
Some federal agencies such as the National Science Foundation,
the National Institutes of Health, other Public Health Service
agencies, etc. do require that Principal Investigators and/or
Co-Principal Investigators register on their grants management
systems when submitting applications through Grants.gov. For
example, a Principal Investigator submitting to the National
Science Foundation must be registered
on FastLane and list the University of Pittsburgh as the institution in the PI Information section of their profile on the Fastlane website and a Principal Investigator submitting to the
National Institutes of Health must have an NIH
eRA Commons account and must be affiliated with the University of Pittsburgh. PIs having an existing Commons account affiliated with another institution should complete and submit the University of Pittsburgh NIH eRA Commons Registration Request form providing the information for the existing account.
What Do I Need to Know About Submitting
a Grants.gov Proposal at the University of Pittsburgh?
Only the Office of Research can submit a proposal through
Asked Questions ( If you are a University of Pittsburgh PI, ignore any registration information because both the University of Pittsburgh
and the Director of the Office of Research is registered on Grants.gov for the submission of applications to Grants.gov)
Due Dates for Competing Applications now
includes Activity Codes and an "Application
Form" column indicating the appropriate application
form to use (SF424 (R&R) if electronic and the PHS 398 if paper) as well as submission policies for both electronic and paper applications.