Table of Page Limits

The page limits for most forms sections are listed below, organized by Activity Code

The Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) instructions always supersede these page limits; therefore, be sure to check the FOA for any exceptions.

For all Fellowship (F) Applications


Section of Application

Page Limits *
(if different from FOA,
FOA supersedes)

Introduction to Resubmission or Revision Application (when applicable)

1

Specific Aims

1

Research Strategy

6

Respective Contributions

1

Selection of Sponsor and Institution

1

Responsible Conduct of Research

1

Applications for Concurrent Support (when applicable)

1

Goals for Fellowship Training and Career

1

Activities Planned Under  This Award

1

Doctoral Dissertation and Other Research Experience

2

Sponsor(s) and Co-Sponsor(s)

6

Biographical Sketch

New biosketch format encouraged for due dates on/after January 25, 2015 and required for due dates on/after May 25, 2015 (NOT-OD-15-032).

4 - old format

5 - new format



For 
Individual Career Development Award (K, excluding KM1 and K12) Applications



Section of Application

Page Limits *
(if different from FOA,
FOA supersedes)

Introduction to Resubmission or Revision Application (when applicable)

1

Specific Aims

1

First three items of Candidate Information (Candidate's Background, Career Goals and Objectives, and Candidate's Plan for Career Development/Training Activities During Award Period and Research Strategy

12 
(for all sections combined)

Training in the Responsible Conduct of Research

1

Candidate's Plan to Provide Mentoring (Include only when required by the specific FOA, e.g., K24 and K05)

6

Plans and Statements of Mentor and Co-mentor(s)

6

Letters of Support from Collaborators, Contributors, and Consultants

6

Description of Institutional Environment

1

Institutional Commitment to Candidate's Research Career Development

1

Biographical Sketch

New biosketch format encouraged for due dates on/after January 25, 2015 and required for due dates on/after May 25, 2015 (NOT-OD-15-032).

4 - old format

5 - new format


For institutional 
Training (T), International Training (D43D71U2R), Institutional Career Development (K12, KM1, KL2), and Research Education (R25, DP7) Applications



Section of Application

Page Limits *
(if different from FOA,
FOA supersedes)

Introduction to Resubmission Application (when applicable)

3

Introduction to Revision Application (when applicable)

1

Specific Aims

1

Research Education Program Plan (uploaded via the Research Strategy)
For R25 and DP7 applications only

25

Background, Program Plan, and Recruitment and Retention Plan to Enhance Diversity (Attachments 2-4 of Research Training Program Plan form)
For D43D71, U2RK12, KM1, KL2 and all Training (T) only

25 
(for all sections combined)

Plan for Instruction in the Responsible Conduct of Research (Attachment 5 of Research Training Program Plan form)
For D43D71, U2RK12, KM1KL2 and all Training (T) only

3

Biographical Sketch

New biosketch format encouraged for due dates on/after January 25, 2015 and required for due dates on/after May 25, 2015 (NOT-OD-15-032).

4 - old format

5 - new format


For
R01, R03, R21, and all other Applications



Section of Application



Activity Codes

Page Limits *
(if different from FOA,
FOA supersedes)

Introduction to Resubmission and Revision Applications

For all Activity Codes (including each applicable component of a multi-component application)

1

Specific Aims

For all Activity Codes that use an application form with the Specific Aims section (including each component of a multi-component application)

1

Research Strategy

For Activity Code DP1

5

For Activity Codes R03R13U13R13, U13R21, R36R41R43SC2SC3X011

6

For Activity Code DP2

10

For Activity Codes R01, R15, R18, U18, R21/R33, R24, U24, R28, R33, R34, U34, R42, U42, R44, U44, DP3, DP5, G08, G11, G13, SC1, SI2, U01, UH2, UH3, UG1, UC4, UH2/UH3, X011, X02, RC2, UC2, RC4, RF1, UF1, U2C

12

For all other Activity Codes

Follow FOA instructions

Commercialization Plan

For R42 and R44

12

Biographical Sketch

For all Activity Codes except  DP1 and DP2

New biosketch format encouraged for due dates on/after January 25, 2015 and required for due dates on/after May 25, 2015 (NOT-OD-15-032).

4 - old format

5 - new format

For DP1 and DP2

2

* FOA instructions always supersede these instructions.

1 X01 FOAs can be either 6 or 12 pages. Review the FOA for details.