Clarification of Receipt Date Requirements for PAR-04-062, the "NIDCD Small Grant Program (R03)"

Notice Number: NOT-DC-05-003

Key Dates
Release Date: September 13, 2005

Issued by
National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders (NIDCD), (

As part of the Department of Health and Human Services' implementation of e-Government, during FY 2006, the NIH will begin requiring the submission of applications through and the use of the SF 424 Research and Related form. Therefore, investigators and institutions will be REQUIRED to submit applications electronically using once the transition is made for a specific grant mechanism. For more information and an initial timeline, see Announcements of each change will be made in the NIH Guide to Grants and Contracts ( Investigators should consult the NIH Forms and Applications Web site ( for the most current information when preparing a grant application.

The purpose of this notice is to clarify application due dates in response to PAR-04-062 the "NIDCD Small Grant Program (R03)" . Applications in response to this PAR must be received by the NIH on or before the published receipt dates. The remaining receipt dates for this PAR are as follows.

Application Receipt Dates:
2005 November 15
2006 March 15, July 14, November 15

Applications must be received by the NIH on or before the dates listed above.

Example: For the November 15, 2005 receipt date, your application must be mailed so that it is received by the NIH no later than November 15, 2005 . Note that personally delivered applications are no longer accepted by the NIH.

The guidance provided in this notice applies to both new and amended applications.


Inquiries associated with this Notice should be directed to:

Bracie Watson, Jr., Ph.D.
Program Director, Hearing
Division of Scientific Programs
National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders, NIH
6120 Executive Blvd., 400-C, MSC-7180
Bethesda, MD 20892-7180
Phone: 301-402-3458
Fax: 301-402-6251

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