Change of Grantee Organization (Type 7 Parent Clinical Trial Optional)

Funding Agency:
National Institutes of Health

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) hereby notifies recipient organizations holding specific types of NIH grants, listed within the “Activity Code” section above, that applications for change of recipient organization may be submitted to this FOA.  This assumes such a change is programmatically permitted for the particular grant. Applications for change of recipient organization are considered prior approval requests (as described in Section of the NIH Grants Policy Statement) and will be routed for consideration directly to the Grants Management Specialist named in the current award.

Although requests for change of recipient organization may be submitted through this FOA, there is no guarantee that an award will be transferred to the new organization.  All applicants are encouraged to discuss potential requests with the awarding IC before submission.


Deadline: A change of grantee organization request must be made before the anticipated start date at the new organization and preferably several months in advance.

PA-21-268 Expiration Date June 30, 2024

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Eligibility Requirements

Generally a Change of Organization request should include the same PD/PI(s) as on the currently funded award. Individual(s) must hold an active grant or cooperative agreement, and the research proposed in the supplement must be accomplished within the competitive segment of the active award. Individuals are encouraged to work with their organizations to develop applications for support.

For awards that include multiple PD(s)/PI(s), the Change of Organization request may be submitted by the PD(s)/PI(s) who will be transferring to the new applicant organization (in accordance with the existing leadership plan). Do not use this Change of Organization application to add, delete, or change the PD(s)/PI(s) listed on the current award. Visit the Multiple Program Director/Principal Investigator Policy and submission details in the Senior/Key Person Profile (Expanded) Component of the SF424 (R&R) Application Guide.

Applicant organizations must submit one application for each active award for which a change of recipient organization is being requested.

    Amount Description

    Unless otherwise instructed by the awarding IC, application budgets are limited to the direct costs relinquished by the original grantee institution, plus applicable F&A costs for the new institution.  Budgets must reflect actual needs of the proposed project. 

    The project period should not exceed the amount of time remaining in the original project period.

    Funding Type





    Curriculum Development
    Engineering and Physical Sciences
    Environmental & Life Sciences
    International Opportunities
    Medical - Basic Science
    Medical - Clinical Science
    Medical - Translational
    Social Sciences

    External Deadline

    June 30, 2024