NIH GUIDE, Volume 26, Number 22, June 27, 1997


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  Grants Administration/Policy+ 


National Institutes of Health


Following is a repeat of the essential elements of the policy notice

on this subject that appeared in the NIH Guide, Volume 25, Number 19,

June 14, 1996.


The National Institutes of Health (NIH) will not consider any A3 or

higher amendments to an application and, regardless of the number of

amendments, the NIH will not accept a revised (amended) application

that is submitted later than two years beyond the date of the receipt

of the initial, unamended application.


This policy applies to all mechanisms, including applications

submitted under the NIH~s Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR)

and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) programs.  Annual

application receipt dates for the SBIR program are April 15, August

15, and December 15; the dates for the STTR program are April 1,

August 1, and December 1.


Information on the SBIR and the STTR programs, including application

forms and instructions for completion and submission thereof, is

available electronically on the NIH~s ~Small Business Funding

Opportunities~ home page at  on the World Wide Web.



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