Continuous Submission

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.

Impact of form update on continuous submission:

For non-AIDS continuous submission applications, use Forms-C when you submit your application on or before April 18, 2016. Non-AIDS continuous submission applications submitted on or before April 18, 2016 will go to the October 2016 advisory council round. Applications submitted after that time must use Forms-D and will be assigned to the January 2017 advisory council round.

For AIDS continuous submission applications, use Forms-C when you submit your application on or before May 23, 2016 (note this is an earlier cut-off than standard). AIDS continuous submission applications submitted on or before May 23, 2016 will go to the October 2016 advisory council round. Applications submitted after that time must use Forms-D and will be assigned to the January 2017 advisory council round.

Policy Announcements

  • 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

Instructions on how to check your Continuous Submission eligibility through your Commons account.

List of Reviewers Eligible for Continuous Submission

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.

Frequently Asked Questions