Yes. If you do not wish your application to be reviewed in time to go to January 2014 Council, you are welcome to withdraw the application and submit it for the May Council round using the standard due dates. (Note, the October standard due dates were moved to November, 2013 because of the shutdown. See NOT-OD-14-007 for the new dates.)
Yes, if a reviewer was scheduled to serve on a study section that was cancelled in the same round as their own application’s due date, they are eligible for the two-week late submission policy. The reviewer still must include a cover letter explaining the reason for the late submission, including the name of the study section and the name of the SRO.
For applications that will be reviewed for January 2014 Advisory Council review, the 30-day deadline before the meeting for submitting post-submission materials will not be enforced. Therefore, the Scientific Review Officer may accept such materials at their discretion, generally no later than one week before the meeting. However, the materials must confirm to the content and size limitations specified in NOT-OD-10-091.
You should specify 'Changed/Corrected Application' as the Type of Submission on the SF424 (R&R) cover form of the refreshed application. Include the Grants.gov tracking number of the withdrawn application in the Previous Grants.gov Tracking ID field.
The Type of Application field on the SF424 (R&R) cover form of your refreshed application should remain the same. Make the refreshed application a "New", "Resubmission", "Revision", or "Renewal" to match the withdrawn application.
Due to the compressed nature of October/November review meetings as a result of the government shut down, we regret that it is not possible to offer next round resubmission (NOT-OD-11-057) for the December 10, 2013 deadline.
No. You should carefully check your refreshed application to see if the previously submitted Reference Letters are attached. If not, you can contact the eRA Commons Help Desk and ask them to move the Reference Letters from your withdrawn application to your refreshed one.