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NIH Grants ID Number

The Grant Identifications Number is also commonly referred to as Assignment Number, Application Number, or the Award Identification Number, depending on its processing status. The identification number consists of several parts, each having a distinct meaning. The following example highlights each part of the award identification number.

For a complete description of Activity Codes, Organizational Codes, and definitions used in extramural programs, see the NIH website.

Example: 3 R01 CA12345-02S1A1

Application Type

Activity Code Awarding Office Serial Number Grant Year Other
3 R01 CA 12345 -02 S1A1

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