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Applicant/Recipient COVID-19 Update History

Our grants administration guidance to the community regarding COVID-19 is rapidly evolving. Use this high-level summary of updates to our Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19): Information for NIH Applicants and Recipients of NIH Funding webpage to identify what's new.

As of July 8, 2020, we created a dedicated Funding Opportunities Specific to COVID-19 page which allows applicants to quickly differentiate active and expired opportunities. Funding opportunity additions are no longer tracked in this history since the page provides posted and expiration dates.
 
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DATE UPDATES
10/19/2020 Added update under Proposal Submission & Award Management Added update to Salary/Stipend Costs FAQs related to flexibilities for charging salaries
10/13/2020 Updated Considerations for New and Ongoing Human Subjects Research During the COVID-19 Public Health Emergency document under Human Subjects & Clinical Trials​​​ with a link with a link to a new OHRP document re: exceptions to the rCR cooperative research provision (sIRB requirement) during the COVID PHE.    
9/23/2020 New FAQ added under Animal Welfare
9/15/2020 Added to Proposal Submission & Award Management
  • NOT-OD-20-173: Notice of Limited Availability of Research Non-human Primates

Added to Proposal Submission & Award Management under Late Application Policy Notices
  • NOT-OD-20-172: Reminder: NIH Natural Disaster Policy – Hurricane Laura
  • NOT-OD-20-161: Reminder: NIH Natural Disaster Policy – Hurricane Isaias, Derecho
8/11/2020 Added to Proposal Submission & Award Management under Late Application Policy Notices
  • NOT-OD-20-158: Temporary Extension of Eligibility for the NIH K99/R00 Pathway to Independence Award During the COVID-19 Pandemic
8/10/2020 Added to Peer Review section Added Request for Information section with the following RFI
  • NOT-MH-20-073: Request for Information (RFI): Fostering Innovative Research to Improve Mental Health Outcomes Among Minority and Health Disparities Populations
7/22/2020 Updated Animal Welfare FAQs
7/20/2020 Added links to M-20-11 and M-20-26 in the Proposal Submission & Award Management section
7/17/2020 Updated overview presentation and overview talking points
7/10/2020  Added new Funded Grants section to page to allow for exploration of NIH funded COVID-19 related grants.
7/9/2020 Added to Proposal Submission & Award Management section Removed outdated Late Application Policy Notices
7/8/2020 Table of Funding Opportunities Specific to COVID-19 was replaced with a link to a new dedicated page of funding opportunities which allows applicants to quickly differentiate active and expired opportunities. Funding opportunity additions are no longer tracked in this history since the page provides posted and expiration dates.
7/6/2020 New Funding Opportunities Specific to COVID-19
7/2/2020 Revised FAQs
  • All COVID-19 FAQs were reviewed and revised to align with NIH Implementation of OMB Memorandum M-20-26.  "New" and "Updated" flags added to individual FAQs as needed.
6/30/2020 Added to Proposal Submission & Award Management under Late Application Policy Notices New Funding Opportunities Specific to COVID-19
6/29/2020 Updated document Considerations for New and Ongoing Human Subjects Research During the COVID-19 Public Health Emergency
6/25/2020 Added to Proposal Submission and Award Management New Funding Opportunities Specific to COVID-19
June 19 Added new chart showing the various flexibilities provided for the current and next round of peer review. 

New Information on Funding Opportunities Specific to COVID-19:
June 16 Update to NOT-MD-20-019: Notice of Information for Date of Submission to NOT-MD-20-019 and NIMHD Consideration for FY Award (NOT-MD-20-024)
June 15 Added to Overview section Revised FAQs New Funding Opportunities Specific to COVID-19
June 9 Added to Proposal Submission & Award Management section
June 8 Added to Proposal Submission & Award Management section New Funding Opportunities Specific to COVID-19
June 4 Notice Announcing the Availability of Common Data Elements for Research Related to the Public Health Emergency caused by Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) (NOT-MH-20-061)

New Funding Opportunities Specific to COVID-19
June 3 New Funding Opportunities Specific to COVID-19
June 2 Replaced NHGRI Late Application Policy Notice NOT-HG-20-041 with  Rescinding NOT-HG-20-041 “NHGRI Late Application Policy for NHGRI-Specific FOAs with Application Due Dates in May, June, and July” and Clarifying the Late Application Receipt Dates of NHGRI-Specific FOAs - NOT-HG-20-042

New Funding Opportunities Specific to COVID-19
June 1 Updated document Considerations for New and Ongoing Human Subjects Research During the COVID-19 Public Health Emergency
  • Added link to website for FDA application that allows investigators to obtain electronic informed consent
May 28 New Funding Opportunities Specific to COVID-19
May 27 New Funding Opportunities Specific to COVID-19
May 22
Added to Proposal Submission & Award Management section New Funding Opportunities Specific to COVID-19
May 21
Added updated files for: New/revised FAQs
May 20 Added to Proposal Submission & Award Management section New Funding Opportunities Specific to COVID-19
May 18 Added to Proposal Submission & Award Management section New Funding Opportunities Specific to COVID-19
May 14 Added Request for Information (RFI): Strategy for Research in Coronavirus Serology Testing and Serological Sciences - NOT-CA-20-065
May 13 Added link to NIDCR Announces Availability of Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) for Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)-Related Notices of Special Interest (NOSI) NOT-DE-20-022 and NOT-DE-20-023 for funding opportunities NOT-DE-20-022 and NOT-DE-20-023.
May 12 Added to Proposal Submission & Award Management section
May 11 New Funding Opportunities Specific to COVID-19 
May 8 New Funding Opportunities Specific to COVID-19 
May 7 New Funding Opportunities Specific to COVID-19 
May 6 Posted updated Considerations for New and Ongoing Human Subjects Research During the COVID-19 Public Health Emergency (Word; updated 5/4/2020) 
May 5 New/revised FAQs
April 30 New Funding Opportunities Specific to COVID-19
April 27 Added link to Considerations for New and Ongoing Human Subjects Research During the COVID-19 Public Health Emergency under Human Subjects

New Funding Opportunities Specific to COVID-19
April 24 Added updated files for:
April 22 Added updates to previously posted Funding Opportunities Specific to COVID-19
April 21 Added links under Human Subjects
April 20 Added link to Coronavirus Update: Guidance for Peer Reviewers

New FAQs

April 17


 
New FAQs
Other Resources
New Funding Opportunities Specific to COVID-19
April 16 New Funding Opportunities Specific to COVID-19
April 14 Updates to Resource section Updates to Animal Welfare section
April 13 Added link to OHRP Guidance on COVID-19 under Human Subjects and Clinical Trials

Added link to COVID-19 Funding and Funding Opportunities – Open Mike Blog under Funding

Added link to Virtual NIH Activities for Trainees Outside the NIH under Resources

New/revised FAQs New Funding Opportunities Specific to COVID-19
April 10 New Funding Opportunities Specific to COVID-19
April 9

New notice on Guidance for Cost-Related Flexibilities Available to Support of Competitive Research (SCORE) Award Recipients Affected by COVID-19

New Funding Opportunities Specific to COVID-19
April 6 Added Overview section with the following items:
April 2 Updated Guidance: Animal Welfare New Funding Opportunities Specific to COVID-19
April 1 Updated Guidance: Proposal Submission & Award Management
  • Contracts must be handled on a case by case basis. Details regarding any contract must be directed to the cognizant Contracting Officer. Salary changes must be handled by the contracting officer.
New Funding Opportunities Specific to COVID-19
March 30 New/Revised FAQs New Funding Opportunities Specific to COVID-19
March 26  Updated Guidance: Proposal Submission & Award Management New Funding Opportunities Specific to COVID-19
March 25 FAQs
  • Substantial updates to FAQs including new section on Training, Fellowship and Career Development Awards
New Funding Opportunities Specific to COVID-19
March 19 Webinar: Animal Welfare New Funding Opportunities Specific to COVID-19
March 17 Updated Guidance: Animal Welfare New Funding Opportunities Specific to COVID-19
March 16 Updated Guidance: Human Subjects & Clinical Trials
March 12 Updated Guidance: Proposal Submission & Award Management
March 11 Updated Guidance: Proposal Submission & Award Management
March 10, 2020 Updated Guidance: Proposal Submission & Award Management
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