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Login to NIH/eRA systems requires two-factor authentication. Either your institution does not support two-factor authentication, or your institution has not enabled your account for two-factor authentication. Please contact your local IT department (whoever manages your account) to inquire about the ability to support two-factor authentication for your account. If two-factor authentication is not available through your institution, you may also register for and use an account from For further information, please visit:


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Your account is locked. Please go to Forgot Password/Unlock Account link to unlock your account and reset your password. If you need more assistance, please contact your organization's account administrator to resolve the issue.


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AlertNIH Login Maintenance Wednesday, December 22nd from 8pm to 11pm. Users accessing via NIH Login might experience intermittent login issues

Alert: In preparation for the use of the new biosketch and other support templates for due dates on or after May 25, 2022, NIH is encouraging applicants to start using the new templates for their applications. It is important to remember to flatten all pdfs before upload.

AlertDo you know when you will be required to use two factor authentication to login to eRA modules? The approach and deadline to transition to two-factor authentication is changing.  To ensure the security of your eRA account, we are phasing in the requirement to use two-factor authentication (using or a qualified InCommon Federated account). All scientific account holders should take action now to ensure continued access to their accounts, while administrative account holders will be required to move to two-factor authentication in early 2022. Learn more about when you need to make the transition and what steps you should take when using or InCommon Federated accounts.

Alert: If you are  experiencing an issue with logging into the system, please reset your password through “Forgot Password”  and delete the temporary internet files and cookies in your web browser. Close all web browser windows and open a new browser window. If you continue to experience problems, please contact the eRA Service desk at  Toll-free: 866-504-9552.

Submit applications electronically to NIH and other Public Health Service Agencies...

The Application Submission System & Interface for Submission Tracking (ASSIST) system is used to prepare and submit applications electronically to NIH and other Public Health Service agencies. Prior to using ASSIST, applicants should identify a Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) to which they'd like to apply. FOAs are posted in the NIH Guide for Grants & Contracts and/or in each of which has robust search capabilities. The FOA text will indicate whether ASSIST can be used to apply to that opportunity. You will need the FOA number (e.g., PA-XX-XXX or LITC-ABCD-XX-000) to initiate an application.

Active and eRA Commons credentials are required to prepare and submit applications using ASSIST.



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