Delays in Grant Application Submission due to Recent Seismic Events on the Pacific Rim

Notice Number: NOT-OD-11-054

Key Dates
Release Date: March 18, 2011

Issued by
National Institutes of Health (NIH)


The NIH realizes that there may be problems for organizations in submitting grant applications due to the recent earthquake and tsunami in Japan and earthquake in New Zealand.  The usual NIH practice for such circumstances will apply.  Electronic and paper applications submitted late because of these events must 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 submissions.  The normal delay allowed is the time period that an applicant organization/institution is closed.

NIH has established a Web page on the NIH Extramural Response to Natural Disasters that provides information on a variety of topics:  

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