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NIH eSNAP Process/Procedures

Non-competing NIH applications that are subject to Streamlined Noncompeting Award Procedures can be submitted electronically via the NIH Commons ( using the feature called eSNAP. A significant benefit of submitting through eSNAP is that the electronic submission is due 45 days prior to the start of the next budget period, instead of 60 days for the paper submission.

In order to begin the process, the Principal Investigator must have an NIH Commons account. Investigators should contact their business administrator to request an account.

The application is completed on the NIH Commons website and then routed electronically through the Business Administrator and the Dean’s office, for School approvals, then to ORS for submission. A hard copy of the transmittal must still be completed and routed to ORS prior to ORS approving and submitting the eSNAP application.

Click here to access The NIH Commons eSNAP User guide.

Click here to access the Short Form eSNAP instructions.

last updated -August 18, 2005


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