Change in the NIH Continuous Submission Policy

Notice Number: NOT-OD-14-028

Key Dates
Release Date: December 4, 2013

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This notice serves to update the NIH policy on continuous submission (see NOT-OD-11-093, NOT-OD-09-155, and related notices). Continuous submission eligibility for appointed members of Chartered standing NIH Study Sections, NIH Boards of Scientific Counselors, NIH Advisory Boards or Councils, NIH Program Advisory Committees, and reviewers with recent substantial service has not changed.

Review Schedule
Starting with grant applications (R01, R21, and R34) submitted under the continuous submission option for the 2014/10 council round:

 Schedule for Initial Assignment to Advisory Council Rounds


Application Receipt Period

Assigned  Council Round

Non-AIDS applications

AIDS applications


August 17 - December 16

October 8 - February 7


December 17 - April 16

February 8 - June 7


April 17 - August 16

June 8 - October 7

The continuous submission option does not apply to grant applications submitted in the following situations:

All other requirements specified in NOT-OD-08-026, NOT-OD-09-114, NOT-OD-09-155, NOT-OD-10-090 and NOT-OD-11-035 remain in effect.


Frequently Asked Questions and answers have been prepared (see ). Any remaining issues/appeals may be directed to a NIH Continuous Submission Committee by emailing  


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