NIH/AHRQ/NIOSH Confirm R01 Electronic Application Submission Plans for February 5 Receipt Date

Notice Number: NOT-OD-07-020

Key Dates
Release Date: November 20, 2006

Issued by
National Institutes of Health (NIH), (
Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ),
National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (NIOSH/CDC;

The purpose of this Notice is to inform the grantee community that NIH/AHRQ/NIOSH will move forward with the R01 transition to electronic submission of grant applications using the SF424 (R&R) forms for the February 5, 2007 receipt date and beyond. Note that new standard receipt dates take effect in January 2007 (see NOT-OD-07-001); therefore, the R01 transition date has been moved from February 1 to February 5 to match the new standard receipt date. The electronic submission timeline has been updated to reflect the new receipt dates.

Effective for R01 receipt dates on or after February 5, 2007, ALL applications in response to announcements for the R01 grant program must be submitted electronically (i.e., paper applications will not be accepted). Applications that were first submitted in paper and are being resubmitted as amended applications must now use electronic submission via using the SF424 (R&R) forms.

Electronic grant applications must be submitted in response to a Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) posted on Find and the NIH Guide for Grants and Contracts. The model requires that all applications be submitted in response to a specific Funding Opportunity Announcement. Only the specific application package posted with the FOA can be used for submission. NIH still welcomes unsolicited, investigator-initiated applications. General-use “Parent Announcements” have been created with application packages appropriate for submission of unsolicited research proposals. The R01 parent announcement can be found at: PA-07-070.

Applicants are advised that new options are now available for Mac users.   See for additional information.

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Inquiries regarding this Notice should be directed to:

Grants Info
Office of Extramural Research
National Institutes of Health
Phone: 301-945-7573
TTY: 301-451-5936