Submitting NIH prior approval requests through eRA Commons


Through the eRA Commons Prior Approval module, the National Institutes of Health (NIH) allow certain prior approval requests to be routed electronically.  These types of requests include:

  • Request Direct Costs over $500,000
  • Request to withdraw an application
  • Request for a No Cost Extension (beyond the initial NCE)
  • Request to carry over funds from a previous budget period
  • Request to change a Principal Investigator

This table provides details on how to submit the above NIH prior approval requests.  Please contact your Office of Research Grants and Contracts Officer (searchable here) for questions.  

For more information about prior approvals, please visit the Office of Research website.  To access eRA Commons and the Prior Approval module, click here.