Electronic submission of proposals to NIH via the Grants.gov portal requires that the Principal Investigator (PI) be registered with NIH eRA Commons. (Registration with Grants.gov is required for applicant institutions only, NOT individual investigators).
NOTE: PIs currently registered only for Internet Assisted Review (IAR) must obtain a full eRA Commons registration using the process described here.
Each applicant institution manages the individual accounts for its investigators. Einstein faculty investigators who plan to serve as PIs may open an NIH eRA Commons account by completing an authorization form (see below) and sending it to C. Cardillo in the Einstein Department of Finance (firstname.lastname@example.org )
MS Word and PDF versions of the authorization forms are provided here. These forms may be printed, signed by the PI, and faxed or mailed. Alternatively, the forms may be completed on screen, the file saved to one's hard drive, and then sent as an email attachment. Forms sent directly using a PI's AECOM or MMC email account do not require a signature. Please note that saving completed PDF documents requires the full Adobe Acrobat program; the free Adobe reader is not sufficient.
For more information, please contact the Department of Finance, 718 430-2206.