As part of our continuing commitment to recognize outstanding service in the NIH peer review process and on NIH Advisory Groups, and to minimize disincentives to such service, the NIH has implemented policy and procedures to allow appointed members of NIH review and Advisory Groups, and peer reviewers with recent substantial service (six times in 18 months), to submit their research grant applications (R01, R21, or R34) on a continuous basis and to have those applications undergo initial peer review in a timely manner.
Applications submitted for due dates on or after May 25, 2016 and applications submitted under the continuous submission policy after June 7, 2016 must use FORMS-D application packages.
- NOT-OD-14-028 (12/01/2013) - Change in the NIH Continuous Submission Policy
- NOT-OD-11-093 (07/08/2011) - Change in the NIH Continuous Submission Policy for Reviewers with Recent Substantial Service
- NOT-OD-10-090 (05/07/2010) - Extension of Modified Application Submission, Referral and Review to Members of NIH Program Advisory Committees (PACs)
- NOT-OD-09-155 (10/01/2009) - Extension of Modified Application Submission, Referral and Review for Reviewers with Recent Substantial Service
- NOT-OD-09-114 (06/25/2009) - Extension of Modified Application Submission, Referral and Review for Appointed NIH Advisory Group Members
- NOT-OD-08-026 (01/04/2008) - Modified Application Submission, Referral and Review for Appointed NIH Study Section Members
How to check your Continuous Submission eligibility
Individuals may determine their eligibility for the continuous submission option, by accessing the list below. Because of the potential for multiple reviewers to have the same name, please check your Commons profile to confirm your individual eligibility. The term of eligibility is shown after the name.
- List of Reviewers Eligible for Continuous Submission (Combined Regular and Recent Substantial Service) - (PDF - 659KB) - 11/24/2015
- Frequently Asked Questions for Continuous Submission