Most National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) and National Institutes of Health (NIH) grant applications—including applications in response to the NIDA International Program Announcements—must be submitted electronically. Electronic submission involves two separate systems working together. Allow a minimum of 4 weeks to complete the electronic submission registration process.
eRA Commons is the NIH electronic system for grants administration. Principal investigators and their institutions must be registered in the eRA Commons before submitting a grant application. At this site:
- Applicants access the status of their applications.
- Grantees access the status of their awards, submit reports, and make requests electronically.
Grants.gov is the U.S. Government site where grant applications are submitted to 26 Federal funding agencies, including NIDA and NIH.
Two NIH Web sites provide more information:
Need Help Registering?
International applicants to U.S. Federal grant programs occasionally experience difficulty accessing the necessary Web sites when attempting to register for the electronic submission process. These Frequently Asked Questions offer guidance and contact information to help.