NIH Late Application Policy for Institutional Training Grants to PA-20-142 and PA-20-162 Due to Public Health Emergency for United States Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)
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Release Date: May 11, 2020

Related Announcements

PA-20-142 Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award (NRSA) Institutional Research Training Grant (Parent T32)

PA-20-162 Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award (NRSA) Short-Term Institutional Research Training Grant (Parent T35)

NOT-OD-20-082 - NIH LATE APPLICATION POLICY Due to Public Health Emergency for United States for 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19)

NOT-OD-20-083 - General Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) - Proposal Submission and Award Management

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Office of The Director, National Institutes of Health (OD)


NIH understands that the emergency declaration related to Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) will adversely affect many NIH applicants' ability to submit applications in a timely manner.

Training grant applications submitted to the Parent Funding Opportunity Announcements PA-20-142 and PA-20-162 with a due date of May 25 will be accepted through June 30, 2020.

Institutions need not request advance permission to submit late due to this declared emergency and a cover letter providing a justification is not required.

Please note that we anticipate, but cannot guarantee, that all late applications submitted by June 30, 2020 will be reviewed in the council round to which they were submitted (e.g. January 2021). As much as NIH would like to extend flexibility further, this rapidly evolving situation also creates multiple challenges for conducting review, and the timeline for getting review outcomes to Institute and Center (IC) advisory councils (so that funding can occur) can only be delayed so long. Some NIH Institutes/Centers may be able to accept applications beyond the June 30, 2020 deadline. However, applicants must contact the IC first in order to confirm that a later deadline is possible.


Please direct all inquiries to:

Division of Biomedical Research Workforce
Office of Extramural Research (OER)

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

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