In its February newsletter, the NIH sent a reminder to investigators that all competing applications, including resubmissions, must use the new forms and follow the new page limits.
For resubmissions sent to the NIH after January 25, 2010, you will need to update your original application’s Research Plan into a 6- or 12-page Research Strategy. During the first few application rounds with shortened page limits, NIH expects resubmission applications to have extensive changes that will not be marked in the text. If this is the case for you, be sure to summarize your changes in the Introduction (which is generally limited to one page). For more information, refer to the application forms and instructions and the table of page limits. To make sure you are using the right forms, see Confirming the Correct Electronic Forms Choice.