Adjustments to NIH and AHRQ Grant Application Due Dates On and Between May 18 and May 21, 2024
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May 14, 2024

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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 Saturday, May 18, 2024 at 12:01 AM ET to Tuesday, May 21, 2024 at 6:00 AM ET (see calendar).

In response, NIH and AHRQ due dates that fall on or between May 18 and May 21, 2024 will move to May 22, 2024.

The following caveats and considerations apply:

  • 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 May 22 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 NOFOs 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 NOFO. 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.
  • If the downtime is extended beyond May 21, 2024, all impacted due dates will continue to be adjusted accordingly – moved to the next applicable weekday per additional day of downtime.


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

Please direct all AHRQ inquiries to:
Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ)

Please direct all technical inquiries to:
eRA Service Desk
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