eRA Information: ASSIST Now Available for SBIR/STTR and CRP Program Applications

Friday, September 25, 2015


We are pleased to announce the immediate availability of ASSIST as a submission option for Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR), Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) and Commercialization Readiness Pilot (CRP) Program applications.  See notice NOT-OD-15-156.

Since January 2015, NIH has been receiving a steady stream of single project applications using ASSIST and the feedback has been positive. ASSIST offers several advantages, including the ability to see errors and warnings before submission and to view the application in the NIH format before submission.

ASSIST an Option for Most Competing Programs

Throughout the rest of this year, we’ll be opening up ASSIST as a submission option for most competing single-project applications (NOT-OD-15-044). The use of ASSIST is not required. It is provided to you as another option for the submission of your application. We highly recommend you give it a try and take advantage of the many features it offers. Downloadable forms and institutional system-to-system solutions remain viable options for submission, as well. 

Fellowships in ASSIST Coming Very Soon

The fellowship activity codes (F’s) are scheduled to be available using ASSIST in October 2015 (see Target Timeline for Single-Project ASSIST Support).