Clarification of NIH Policy on Late Submission of Grant Applications

Notice Number: NOT-OD-08-111

Update: The following update relating to this announcement has been issued:

Key Dates
Release Date: September 2, 2008

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

This notice points out a change in text in Notice OD-08-027 (http://grants1.nih.gov/grants/guide/notice-files/not-od-08-027.html). 

Previously the notice had the following text: 

“Late applications have been accepted for reasons such as: death of an immediate family member of the Principal Investigator, sudden acute severe illness of the Principal Investigator or immediate family member, temporary or ad hoc service on a NIH extramural peer review group, service on a NIH Board of Scientific Counselors or Advisory Board/Council, or large scale natural disasters.” 

This has been changed to:

“Late applications have been accepted for reasons such as: death of an immediate family member of the Principal Investigator, sudden acute severe illness of the Principal Investigator or immediate family member, or large scale natural disasters.  Recent service by the Principal Investigator only (this does not include other participants in the application) on an NIH extramural review group, NIH Board of Scientific Counselors or Advisory Board/Council that could reasonably be expected to require a time commitment that could have been used to prepare an application is also an allowable reason”

The change emphasizes that this consideration applies only to those with the PD/PI role who have recent service, not past service. 

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