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Electronic Research Administration (ERA) – Electronic Proposal Submission

The Pre-Award Grants Administration Office at BMC is registered with the following sponsors to submit electronic applications. If you plan on submitting a grant proposal electronically and the sponsor is not on this list, please contact your Proposal Development Specialist immediately.

Please Note:  Electronic submissions have to be reviewed like any other grant application. Your proposal development specialist should receive a draft of the application with finalized budget, and a completed – including appropriate signatures – proposal summary sheet, COI form, and CDC survey form at least seven (7) business days prior to the sponsor's submission date.

NIH e-Commons
Other Electronic Application Links
BMC Grants Administration ARRA Website (intranet)



Learn More

 BMC-InfoEd Training Manual for Electronic Grant Submission (.doc)
 BMC-InfoEd Training Manual: Generic Sponsors (.doc)
 BMC-InfoEd Training Manual: SPIN & Other Uses (.doc)


 e-Commons (NIH)

The NIH Commons is the National Institutes of Health system for interactive electronic transactions for the receipt, review, monitoring, and administration of NIH grants. Features are specifically designed for principal investigators and research administrators to facilitate the grant application process.

Learn More

NIH e-Commons Overview (PDF)
Create an Account (PDF)
Create a Profile (PDF)
eSNAP Submissions (PDF)
Just-In-Time Submissions (PDF)



The following ‘Grants.gov’ Quick Reference Guide and slide presentation are designed to assist PIs and their administrators with the application submission process.

Quick Reference Guide for Grants.gov
Grants.gov Slide Presentation (PPT)


Other Electronic Application Links

American Heart Association, Awards Administration 
Department of Defense
National Science Foundation
Robert Wood Johnson Foundation