Announcement: NIH Fraudulent Phone Solicitations

NIH’s eRA has issued an alert for grantees and applicants regarding fraudulent callers claiming to be representatives of the eRA Service Desk. While the call may appear to come from the eRA Service Desk, NIH has released the following guidelines:

  • No government grant-making agency will make phone calls or send emails or letters to solicit money or personal banking information from a potential grant recipient.
  • There are no processing fees for federal grants.
  • Federal grants are issued not for personal use, but for institutions and non-profits to carry out projects with a public purpose

If you think that someone has fraudulently represented HHS or NIH, please contact your OSP Specialist, visit the HHS Grant Scam website, or call the HHS Fraud Hotline at 1-800-447-8477.