Change in Standing Receipt Dates for NIH/AHRQ/NIOSH Beginning in January 2007

Notice Number: NOT-OD-07-001

Updates: The following updates relating to this announcement have been issued:

Key Dates
Release Date: October 5, 2006
Effective Date: January 1, 2007

Issued by
National Institutes of Health (NIH) (http://www.nih.gov)
Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) http://www.ahrq.gov/)
National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (NIOSH/CDC) http://www.cdc.gov/niosh/oep)

The purpose of this Notice is to inform the research community of a change in standard receipt dates for grant applications submitted to NIH, AHRQ and NIOSH. The new receipt dates will be effective as of January 2007 and will apply to both paper and electronic applications.

The transition to electronic application submission has heightened our awareness of challenges posed by having very large numbers of incoming grant applications on any single day. We currently spread the workload involved with receiving incoming grant applications across three annual council rounds that include multiple submission dates for each round. However, some of our standing receipt dates allow for six to eight thousand applications to be submitted for a single date. This volume has the potential to cause bottlenecks in a number of critical places: the research administration offices at the applicant institution, which must now submit all applications; Grants.gov and eRA systems, where response time may slow under heavy volume; the Grants.gov and NIH help desks, which have to handle large spikes in call volume; and the CSR Division of Receipt and Referral, which is responsible for referral of incoming applications in a timely way. Spreading receipt dates to have a steady flow of applications rather than “boom and bust” cycles will allow many different groups to have a realistic approach to this complex process and maximize electronic system responsiveness.

The new receipt dates are based on many factors including:

NIH has revised its standard receipt dates as follows. Applications for Request for Applications (RFAs) and Program Announcements (PAs, PARs, PASs) with special receipt dates continue to be due on the specified dates listed in the FOA. For an application to be considered on time it must be received by Grants.gov by 5 p.m. local time for the applicant institution (http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/notice-files/NOT-OD-06-050.html).

 

Receipt
Cycle I

Receipt
Cycle II

Receipt
Cycle III

Program Project Grants and Center Grants – all P Series
new, renewal, resubmission, revision*

January 25
(old date Feb. 1)

May 25
(old date June 1)

September 25
(old date Oct. 1)

Research Grants – R10, R18, R24, R25
new, renewal, resubmission, revision*

January 25
(old date Feb 1, March 1)

May 25
(old date June1, July 1)

September 25
(old date Oct. 1, Nov. 1)

Research-Related and Other Programs – all S and G Series, C06, M01
new, renewal, resubmission, revision*

January 25
(old date Feb. 1)

May 25
(old date June 1)

September 25
(old date Oct. 1)

Institutional Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Awards - T Series (Training)**
new, renewal, resubmission, revision*

January 25
(old date Jan. 10)

May 25
(old date May 10)

September 25
(old date Sept. 10)

Research Grants - R01
new

February 5
(old date Feb. 1)

June 5
(old date June 1)

October 5
(old date Oct. 1)

Research Career Developmentall K series
new

Feb 12
(old date Feb. 1)

June 12
(old date June 1)

October 12
(old date Oct. 1)

Research Grants - R03, R21, R33, R21/R33, R34, R36
new

February 16
(old date Feb. 1)

June 16
(old date June 1)

October 16
(old date Oct. 1)

Academic Research Enhancement Award (AREA) - R15
new, renewal, resubmission, revision*

February 25
(no change)

June 25
(no change)

October 25
(no change)

Research Grants - R01
renewal, resubmission, revision*

March 5
(old date March 1)

July 5
(old date July 1)

November 5
(old date Nov. 1)

Research Career Developmentall K series
renewal, resubmission, revision*

March 12
(Old date March 1)

July 12
(old date July 1)

November 12
(old date Nov. 1)

Research Grants - R03, R21, R33, R21/R33, R34, R36
renewal, resubmission, revision*

March 16
(old date March 1)

July 16
(old date July 1)

November 16
(Old date Nov. 1)

New Investigator R01
resubmission* for those applications involved in pilot ONLY (http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/notice-files/NOT-OD-06-060.html)

March 20
(no change)

July 20
(no change)

November 20
(no change)

Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR), Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) Grants - R43, R44, R41 and R42
new, renewal, resubmission, revision*

April 5
(old date April 1)

August 5
(old date Aug. 1)

December 5
(old date Dec. 1)

Individual Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Awards (Standard)all F series Fellowships.
new, renewal, resubmission*

April 8
(old date April 5)

August 8
(old date Aug. 5)

December 8
(old date Dec. 5)

Conference Grants and Conference Cooperative Agreements - R13, U13
new, renewal, resubmission, revision*

April 12
(old date April 15)

August 12
(old date Aug. 15)

December 12
(old date Dec. 15)

AIDS and AIDS-Related Grants
ALL of the mechanisms cited above
new, renewal, resubmission, revision*

May 1
(no change)

September 1
(no change)

January 2
(no change)

* The move to electronic applications also has brought a change in terminology. The new Grants.gov terminology (included in the table above) corresponds to traditional NIH terms as follows:
· New = new
· Resubmission = a revised or amended application
· Renewal = Competing Continuation
· Continuation = Noncompeting Progress Report
· Revision = Competing Supplement
** Institutional Research Training Grants (T32) are accepted by many NIH Institutes and Centers (IC) for only one or two of the dates. Applicants should contact the relevant IC for specific dates.

At present NIH receives and processes applications for NIOSH and also for components of CDC that participate in the Omnibus Solicitation for Small Business Innovation Research grant applications.This notice applies only to these two groups of applications and not to other CDC submissions.

The following resources continue to be available for assistance in the electronic submission of grant applications to NIH/AHRQ/NIOSH through Grants.gov:

General Information:
http://grants.nih.gov/grants/oer.htm
http://era.nih.gov/ElectronicReceipt/
http://www.ahrq.gov/path/egrants.htm

Inquiry

Inquiries regarding this Notice should be directed to:

Grants Info
Office of Extramural Research
National Institutes of Health
Phone: 301-435-0714
TTY: 301-451-5936
Email: grantsinfo@nih.gov


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