Adjustments to NIH and AHRQ Grant Application Due Dates Between September 22 and September 30, 2022
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August 3, 2022

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This notice informs the community of NIH and AHRQ application due date adjustments to accommodate scheduled federal system downtime. has a planned production system outage from Friday, September 23, 2022 at 12:01 AM ET to Thursday, September 29, 2022 at 11:59 PM ET (see calendar). will use this time to migrate their services to the Cloud.

In response, NIH and AHRQ due dates that fall on or between September 22 and September 30, 2022 will move to October 3, 2022.

The following caveats and considerations apply:

  • Applicants planning to submit to NIH under the Continuous Submission policy should consider this downtime when planning their submission. The Continuous Submission application receipt period end date for the September 7, 2022 AIDS application due date (January Advisory Council) remains Saturday, October 1, 2022 and therefore automatically moves forward to October 3, 2022.
  • The two-week window of consideration associated with the NIH Late Application Policy (when applicable) will be calculated from the original due dates.
  • The two-day application viewing window in eRA Commons will continue to function as normal for applications successfully submitted through Applicants are reminded to Reject their application in eRA Commons, if a corrective submission is planned prior to the October 3 due date. Otherwise, it may be necessary to officially Withdraw Your Application to submit a changed/corrected application prior to the due date.
  • This notice serves as notification of the due date change for impacted funding opportunities. Edits to due dates within the text of individual funding opportunities will NOT be made.
    • NIH and AHRQ FOAs are posted with a grace period which allows applications to be submitted through systems even if the submission deadline shifts beyond the expiration date of the FOA. This allows us to rely on staff rather than systems to determine if an application will be accepted.
    • If you experience any issues with your submission following’s return to service (e.g., message indicating the opportunity is closed), please contact the eRA Service Desk for assistance.


Please direct all NIH inquiries to:
NIH Office of Policy for Extramural Research Administration (OPERA)
Systems Policy Branch

Please direct all AHRQ inquiries to:

Kathryn Marron, Ph.D.
Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ)
Telephone: 301-427-1554

Please direct all technical inquiries to:
eRA Service Desk

Submit a web ticket (preferred method):

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