Office of Sponsored Programs (OSP)

Frequently Used Federal Forms & Applications

This page details the form sets used by federal agencies such as:

  • National Institutes of Health (NIH)
  • Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ)
  • Agency for Toxic Substance and Disease Registry (ATSDR)
  • Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
  • Food and Drug Administration (FDA)
  • Indian Health Service (IHS)
  • Office of Public Health and Science

The instruction and form links below take you to web pages maintained by the NIH. Additional NIH forms can be found on the NIH's main forms and applications page:


SF 424

Standard Form 424 (Research & Related) Grant Application Forms.
Includes application guides and forms to be used with all competing applications for Research, Career Development, Institutional Training awards, and SBIR/STTR Awards.

PHS 398 (revised 3/2020)

Competing - Public Health Service Grant Application
Includes application guides and forms to be used with all competing applications for Cooperative Agreements and Complex Mechanisms that do not use the SF424 (R&R) application package.

PHS 398 Face Page - with HSC info completed (.pdf)
Modular Grant Form - HSC internal use only with modular grants (.pdf)

PHS 2590 (revised 3/2016)

Continuation - Progress Report for a Public Health Service Grant

PHS 2590 Face Page with HSC info completed - (.pdf)

Due Dates-0578418

Centralized Mailing Address for Progress Reports

PLEASE NOTE: NIH now requires use of the Research Performance Progress Report (RPPR) module to submit ALL Type 5 (non-competing continuation) progress reports. While the PHS 2590 form pages are still available, they should NOT be used for any file uploads when preparing the RPPR.
Additional information and instruction can be found in NIH Notice NOT-OD-14-092 and NIH's RPPR website.

Ruth L. Kirschstein Nation Research Service Award (NRSA) Budgetary Levels FY 2020:

Training Forms

PHS 2271 Statement of Appointment Form - (.doc) | (.pdf)

PHS 6031 NRSA Payback Agreement Form - (.doc) | (.pdf)

PHS 6031-1 NRSA Annual Payback Activities Certification Form - (.doc) | (.pdf)

PHS 416-5 NRSA Research Fellowship Activation Notice - (.doc) | (.pdf)

PHS 416-7 NRSA Termination Notice - (.doc) | (.pdf)




Please note: The National Institutes of Health (NIH) will no longer supply paper copies of the applications since they have made their forms and applications available on the Internet.