GRA Effort on Detailed NIH Budgets

In order to provide better clarity to the sponsor, it is recommended that full-time GRA effort (20 hours per week throughout the academic year) be presented as 9.0 AY months on NIH detailed budget forms and budget justifications.

The Salaries, Wages, and ERE page and Budget Justification Best Practices have been updated on the researchadmin website, to shift from “4.5 AY” to  “9.0 AY”.

Note: the ERA-generated budget justification template and ERA SF424 mapping for System-to-System (S2S) submission will not automatically make this adjustment. RAs will need to manually update the GRA effort in these locations, as needed.

For questions, please contact your assigned Proposal GCO or

For ERA-system related questions, contact ERA Help at, or 5-9065, Option 0.