Thursday, April 24, 2014On 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.