New Time Limit for NIH Resubmission Applications

Notice Number: NOT-OD-10-140

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

Key Dates
Release Date: October 1, 2010

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National Institutes of Health (NIH)

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This Notice announces the implementation of a new time limit between the submission of a New, Renewal, or Revision1 application and a Resubmission (A1 version) of that application to the National Institutes of Health (NIH). The time limit is intended to stimulate new research directions for projects that were not successful initially and may have become outdated over the course of several years.


The NIH will not accept a Resubmission that is submitted later than thirty-seven months after the date of receipt ("receipt date") of the initial New, Renewal, or Revision application. Applications must be submitted for the dates listed in the appropriate Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) in the NIH Guide for Grants and Contracts.

Late application policies

Normal NIH late application policies (NOT-OD-08-027) will apply. If the initial submission (A0 version) was accepted late, the Resubmission (A1 version) must be received within 37 months of the original due date, not 37 months after the extended receipt date for the initial application.

Continuous submission policies

With respect to NIH continuous submission policies (NOT-OD-10-090; NOT-OD-09-155; NOT-OD-09-114; NOT-OD-08-026):


This policy will go into effect for Resubmissions intended for the January 25, 2011 receipt date and thereafter. This policy applies to all NIH mechanisms.


Applicants are encouraged to discuss their questions with their NIH IC contact. For additional information or questions please contact:

Division of Receipt and Referral; 301-435-0715 or

Sally A. Amero, Ph.D.
NIH Review Policy Officer

1Revision applications cannot extend the award period of the original, funded project.

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