View SF424 to Generate a Completed SF424 Application

Main Audience: Principal Investigators & Proposal Team

Before the Principal Investigator submits the Funding Proposal to DivO/PDO, the SF424 application needs to be generated to view for completeness.  Information entered in eBridge Grants & Contracts will populate the SF424 application form.  If errors need to be corrected, they need to be made in eBridge and the SF434 will need to be re-generated.  The Grants & Contracts Office will generate the final SF424 before submitting the funding application to NIH. 

Roles:  Principal Investigator (PI), Budget Specialist (BS), Primary Department Administrator (PDA)


To generate the SF424 application:

  1. After logging into eBridge, select My Home from the upper right-hand corner of the screen.
  2. Make sure the Proposal Team role is selected from the top-left corner.
  3. Select the Funding Proposal Name from My Inbox or Funding Proposals tab.
  4. In the “Funding Proposal Workspace”, select the View SF424 link from the left column.
    1. Click OK to initiate the SF424 copy process. (The process may take a few minutes.)
    2. Once the SF424 copy process is complete, the screen will close and will return to the “Funding Proposal Workspace”.

To view the completed SF424 application:

  1. Scroll down to the middle of the “Funding Proposal Workspace” page to find the Submissions To Sponsor section.
  2. Select the Name link.
  3. Select the Print Version button from the left-hand column.
  4. Scroll down to view the completed SF424 application.
  5. Once the review is complete, select the Close button at the top of the page within the SF424 document.
  6. In the bread crumb, select the 2nd link from the left to return to the “Funding Proposal Workspace”.

To view the SF424 application form for completeness: (Required)

  1. Scroll down to the middle of the “Funding Proposal Workspace” page to find the Submissions To Sponsor section.
  2. Select the [Open] drop-down menu, and select any page to access the SF424 SmartForm.
  3. From the middle menu at the top or bottom of the screen, select Hide/Show Errors link.
    1. Note any errors in the lower section of the page.
  4. Extend the “Error/Warning Messages” section from the top to view the entire Error/Warning Messages section. 
  5. Using the “Alt + Print/Screen” keys on your keyboard, print the page.
  6. Go back to the “Funding Proposal SmartForm” and/or “Budget SmartForm” to make the appropriate corrections.
  7. Re-generate the SF424 by selecting the View SF424 link from the left column.
  8. Confirm that all errors were corrected by following Steps #1 - #4 above.

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To better serve you and to expedite the request process, please have available the following information prior to contacting the Help Desk. You will receive a response to your initial inquiry within four hours (during standard business hours).

SmartForm ID: What is the ID Number?

  • Human Submissions ID (PRO, AME, CPR, RE)
  • Animal Submissions ID (AUA, AA, AR)
  • Funding Proposal ID (FP, BU)
  • IBC Applications ID (IBCYear#)

Location: Where are you in eBridge?

  • Activity
  • Workspace
  • SmartForm
  • Section/Page Number

Problem/Guidance: What were you doing or trying to do?

  • Description of issue
  • What you were doing when the issue occurred
  • Screen shot of error message, if applicable


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