New NIH Resubmission Policy

Thursday, April 24, 2014

On April 17, 2014, NIH and AHRQ announced a change in policy on application submissions in the NIH Guide.

 Effective immediately, for application due dates after April 16, 2014:

  • Following an unsuccessful resubmission (A1) application, applicants may submit the same idea as a new (A0) application for the next appropriate due date.

  • The NIH and AHRQ will not assess the similarity of the science in the new (A0) application to any previously reviewed submission when accepting an application for review.

  • Although a new (A0) application does not allow an introduction or responses to the previous reviews, the NIH and AHRQ encourage applicants to refine and strengthen all application submissions.

​The policy is described in NIH Guide Notice NOT-OD-14-074 and NIH Guide Notice NOT-OD-14-082. Be sure to also check out our page of frequently asked questions about resubmission of NIH applications.