Delays in Grant Application Submission due to Severe Winter Storms

Notice Number: NOT-OD-15-066

Key Dates
Release Date: February 10, 2015

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National Institutes of Health (NIH)


The NIH realizes that multiple winter storms may cause problems in grant application submission for organizations located over a wide portion of the east coast and other regions of the country. The usual NIH practice for such circumstances will apply. Applications submitted late because of weather problems must include a cover letter noting the reasons for the delay. It is not necessary to get permission in advance for weather-related 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 about the NIH Extramural Response to Natural Disasters that provides information on a variety of topics:


Please direct all inquiries to:

Division of Receipt and Referral
Center for Scientific Review
Telephone: 301-435-0715