The term other support is specific to NIH and entails the submission of information regarding research funding that is either active or pending review or award. The information needs to be submitted for all key personnel and needs to include all financial resources, whether Federal, non-Federal, commercial or organizational, foreign or domestic, available in direct support of an individual's research endeavors, including, but not limited to, research grants, cooperative agreements, contracts, or organizational awards. Other support does not include training awards, prizes, or gifts.
This information needs to follow a specific format and has to be submitted once NIH has reviewed a proposal and initiates the JIT (Just in Time Process). For more information refer to the RMG website's NIH Other Support Information and Guidance.
Current and pending support is a term generally used by all other federal sponsors and other types of funding entities to request the submission of information for key personnel's active and pending review or award research funding. This information is submitted at the time of proposal. The format varies by sponsor. The most commonly used format is the one requested by NSF. For NSF, the current and pending support form needs to include all current project support from whatever source (e.g., Federal, State, local or foreign government agencies, public or private foundations, industrial or other commercial organizations, or internal funds allocated toward specific projects). For more information on NSF, refer the ORA website's NSF Disclosure Information and Guidance.