Grants.gov is the U.S. Government’s one stop portal for searching funding opportunities and submitting electronic proposal applications.
Georgetown University is currently registered with Grants.gov so individual faculty do not need to separately register.
Grants.gov Adobe Reader Installation Instructions
In order to submit proposals through Grants.gov:
Step 1: Download a version of Adobe Reader that is compatible to your operating system and save it on your computer.
Verify if the correct version is installed in your computer.
Download Funding Application Package
Step 2: Download the Funding Opportunity (Application Package). Enter the Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance (CFDA) Number or the Funding Opportunity Number. If you have forgotten the Funding Opportunity Number, please follow the instructions on the Find Grant Opportunities page or, to access a list of grant opportunities, please refer to the Available Grant Application Packages which provides information on CFDA Numbers and/or Funding Opportunity Numbers.
Complete Application Training DEMO
Click on Complete Application Package to view a narrated tutorial on how to complete a grant application package using Adobe.
For additional information, please click on Applicant FAQ’s.
Proposal Submissions to NIH through Grants.gov
Faculty that are submitting proposals to NIH must become familiar with the Grants.gov and NIH SF424 (R&R) submission instructions. Proposals submitted to NIH undergo a two step process. The application is first submitted to Grants.gov. Grants.gov checks primarily for viruses and ensures that the proposal contains the organization’s DUNS number. NIH then retrieves the proposal from Grants.gov and checks it against its business rules. NIH will notify the PI and OSP to log on to eRA Commons if the proposal contains errors or warnings. Errors must be corrected and the proposal resubmitted through Grants.gov. Warnings should be reviewed to determine if they require correction.
Note that NIH has converted its effort calculations to person months. An effort conversion to person months can be done using this spreadsheet.