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General Forms

National Institutes of Health 

Checklist of Required Documents (sample from R01) 

Updated: 9/7/2017

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National Science Foundation 

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2017 version of NSF's Uniform Guidance and Proposal and Award Policies and Procedures Guide (PAPPG) 

2018 version of NSF's Uniform Guidance and Proposal and Award Policies and Procedures Guide (PAPPG)effective beginning January 29, 2018


Updated: 8/16/2017

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U.S. Department of Agriculture 

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Updated: 3/30/2017