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    divider allows organizations and individuals to electronically find and apply for competitive grant opportunities from all Federal grant-making agencies. is THE single access point for over 1000 grant programs offered by the 26 Federal grant-making agencies. By the end of fiscal year 2007, all grant applications for these agencies will be submitted through

Penn's long term strategy for submitting proposals electronically through (as well as to other sponsors) is to utilize a Proposal Development module in PennERA. Work is underway in earnest on this module which will facilitate investigators creating their proposals, route them for internal approvals and then submit the resulting data set to via an XML data-stream.

In the near term, the mechanism is to use's PureEdge e-form solution.

Penn Resources:

Reference Guide for NIH Electronic Submission

Instructions for sending your PureEdge grant application Package to ORS

Go directly to upload screen Frequently Asked Questions


NIH March 5th Deadline Tips

Percentatge of Time & Effort converstion to Person Months

NOT-OD-07-017 -- Establishment of Multiple Principal Investigators Awards for the Support of team science Projects

NIH Plan to Transition to

NSF FY2006 Implementation Schedule

ORS Presentation on Getting Ready for NIH Submissions through

ORS Presentation on Introduction to NIH Electronic Grant Submission


Instructions for sending your PureEdge grant application Package to ORS User Guide - a comprehensive reference to information about available as a Microsoft word document or as a PDF document. Outreach Material

Download Required Pure Edge Viewer Software Flow Chart
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Submitted Applications FAQ's

Information for Mac Users
Click Manual for Mac Users using Penn's Server

Authenticate with your PennKey and Pennkey Password.
You will be redirected to the PennERA Reference Materials page.
The Manual for Macintosh Users is at the top of the page under Proposal Development

Mapping the PHS 398 to the New SF424 (R&R)
PHS 398 to the SF 424 Form.pdf

Special Instructions for Preparing and Processing Application Materials as a Subaward/Consortium on a SBIR or STTR application when application will be submitted through (Effective December 1, 2005)

General Info:

Only the Authorized Organizational Representative (AOR) needs to register in in order to submit applications for an organization. Individual program directors and principal investigators do not need to register.

PI must download PureEdge viewer.

PI must have PDF creation software.  

For NIH submissions, PI must also be registered in the NIH Commons. Currently there is no native Macintosh client for PureEdge software. Macintosh users need Windows emulation program and special instructions or work entirely on-line using a Citrix server solution with promises a real Mac solution for PureEdge sometime in 2006.