Release Date:  September 13, 2001

NOTICE:  NOT-OD-01-062

National Institutes of Health

The tragic events of September 11 will have many effects on operations 
at universities and research institutions, as well as the NIH.  The NIH 
realizes that this may cause problems for investigators who are 
planning to submit grant applications.  Applications that are submitted 
late should include a cover letter noting the reasons for the delay.  
It is not necessary to get permission in advance for such delays in 
grant application submission.  For most applicants a reasonable delay 
will be until normal communication and delivery processes are 
functioning.  For applicants in New York City, it is expected that the 
delays may be considerably longer.  Since there are still many 
uncertainties at this time, it is difficult to give further guidance.  
As more information becomes available, additional notices will be 
posted in the NIH Guide for Grants and Contracts.

Individuals who were scheduled to come to NIH for review or other 
meetings should check with the Scientific Review Administrator or 
responsible Federal official about any changes.

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