Delays in Grant Application Submission due to Natural Disasters September 2011

Notice Number: NOT-OD-11-116

Key Dates
Release Date: September 9, 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 East coast flooding and the fires in Texas and other locations.  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 delay should not exceed 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: