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Related Notices, Laws, Statements and Reports

Explore related notices, policy references, statements, reports, and other resources related to ESIs.


  • NOT-OD-20-011: NIH Extension Policy for Eligibility Window for Pathway to Independence Awards (K99/R00)
  • NOT-OD-19-125: Notice of System Change and Procedure for Requesting an Extension to Early Stage Investigator (ESI) Status
  • NOT-OD-19-072: Updates to NIH Policy on ESI Application Status
  • NOT-OD-17-101: Policy Supporting the Next Generation Researchers Initiative
  • NOT-OD-18-235: Update on NIH Extension Policy for Early Stage Investigator Status (ESI)
  • NOT-OD-18-214: Update on NIH’s Next Generation Researchers Initiative (NGRI) Policy on Early Established Investigators (EEIs)


21st Century Cures Act, see Section 2021 “Investing in the Next Generation of Researchers”

NIH Grants Policy Statement

Section New Investigators and Early Stage Investigators


Follow-Up Career Stage Analyses of Applications Submitted During the Pandemic (Part 6) – Open Mike blog – 10/13/2022

More Early-Stage Investigators Supported in FY 2021 – Open Mike blog – 8/18/2022

Another Look at Applications Submitted During the Pandemic (Part 5): A Focus on Career Stage – Open Mike blog – 6/28/2022

Clarifying NIH’s Approach to Granting ESI Extensions – Open Mike blog – 9/17/2021

Introducing the Stephen I. Katz Early Stage Investigator Research Grant Program – Open Mike blog – 11/9/2020

Advisory Council to the Director Working Group

Next Generation Researchers Initiative Working Group