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Published on AidPage by IDILOGIC on Jun 24, 2005

Deadlines and process...


New applications: February 1, June 1, and October 1. Renewal, Supplemental, and Revised applications: March 1, July 1, and November 1. SBIR: April 15, August 15, and December 15. STTR: April 1, August 1, and December 1. Fellowships: April 5, August 5, and December 5. Special Requests for Applications (RFAs) or newly established Program Announcements (PAs) issued annually may have other limited deadline dates.

Note: When available, this section indicates the deadlines for applications to the funding agency which will be stated in terms of the date(s) or between what dates the application should be received. When not available, applicants should contact the funding agency for deadline information.

Range of Approval/Disapproval Time

From 6 to 9 months. SBIR/STTR: About 7-1/2 months.

Preapplication Coordination

Not applicable. This program is excluded from coverage under E.O. 12372.

Note: This section indicates whether any prior coordination or approval is required with governmental or nongovernmental units prior to the submission of a formal application to the federal funding agency.


NIH policy allows a principal investigator (P.I.) to appeal the outcome of a review if procedural errors or factual errors entered into the review of the application. A description of the NIH Peer Review Appeal procedures is available on the NIH home page http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/notice-files/not97-232.html. However, differences of scientific opinion that often occur between investigators and reviewers may not be contested through these procedures. In addition, communications from investigators consisting of additional information that was not available to the reviewers are not considered to be appeals.

Note: In some cases, there are no provisions for appeal. Where applicable, this section discusses appeal procedures or allowable rework time for resubmission of applications to be processed by the funding agency. Appeal procedures vary with individual programs and are either listed in this section or applicants are referred to appeal procedures documented in the relevant Code of Federal Regulations (CFR).


Application follows same review procedures as new applications; dates for submission are indicated above. Extensions without funds can be requested.

Note: In some instances, renewal procedures may be the same as for the application procedure, e.g., for projects of a non-continuing nature renewals will be treated as new, competing applications; for projects of an ongoing nature, renewals may be given annually.