Change in Submission Dates for Academic Research Enhancement Award (AREA) Program

Notice Number: NOT-OD-05-080

Key Dates
Release Date: September 30, 2005

Issued by
National Institutes of Health (NIH), (http://www.nih.gov)

NIH has previously announced the Academic Research Enhancement Award (AREA) program applications are transitioning to SF424 (Research and Related [R&R]) forms and electronic submission through Grants.gov (http://grants.gov). As part of that process, NIH has also decided to shorten the time from submission to award and to change the submission dates for each cycle to one month later. This will give applicants one additional month to prepare the application. Beginning in 2006, the new annual submission dates are: February 25; June 25; and October 25. Note: AIDS-related AREA application annual submission dates remain as follows: May 1, September 1, and January 2.

Submission Cycles:

 Cycle I

 Cycle II

  Cycle III

Academic Research Enhancement Award (AREA) – R15
new, competing continuation, revised, supplemental

February 25

June 25

October 25

Review and Award Cycles:

Cycle I

Cycle II

Cycle III

Scientific Merit Review

June - July 

October - November

February - March 

Advisory Council Review

September - October 

January - February 

May - June 

Earliest Project Start Date

December 

April 

July 

Except for the newly established submission dates noted above, all information and requirements regarding the transition to electronic submission of the SF424 Research and Research Related (R&R) forms remain applicable as announced in the NIH Guide for Grants and Contracts on August 19, 2005 (see http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/notice-files/NOT-OD-05-067.html). Updates regarding the transition process are at http://era.nih.gov/ElectronicReceipt.

A revision to the current AREA announcement (http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PA-03-053.html) will be published in the NIH Guide for Grants and Contracts in the near future.

Inquiries

Inquiries associated with this notice should be directed to:

Linda Stecklein
NIH AREA Coordinator
Office of Extramural Research
National Institutes of Health
6705 Rockledge Drive, Room 3524
Bethesda, MD 20892
Phone: (301) 402-7989
Fax: (301) 435-3059
E-mail: stecklel@od.nih.gov


Weekly TOC for this Announcement
NIH Funding Opportunities and Notices


Office of Extramural Research (OER) - Home Page Office of Extramural
Research (OER)
  National Institutes of Health (NIH) - Home Page National Institutes of Health (NIH)
9000 Rockville Pike
Bethesda, Maryland 20892
  Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) - Home Page Department of Health
and Human Services (HHS)
  USA.gov - Government Made Easy


Note: For help accessing PDF, RTF, MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Audio or Video files, see Help Downloading Files.