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process flow for May 2021 Council Round - First Standard due date 9/25/2020, initial peer review Spring 2020, Advisory councils early Summer 2021, earliest awards late Summer 2021.
process flow for May 2021 Council Round - First Standard due date 9/25/2020, initial peer review Spring 2020, Advisory councils early Summer 2021, earliest awards late Summer 2021.
  • COVID-19 contingency plans should not be included in applications
  • Standard due dates in effect
  • Extended deadlines for IC-reviewed FOAs only
  • Preliminary data allowed as post-submission material
  • Guidance for reviewers: assume contingencies will be rectified
 
process flow for August/October 2021 Council Round - First Standard due date 1/25/2021, initial peer review Spring 2021, Advisory councils early Fall 2021, earliest awards late Fall 2021.
process flow for August/October 2021 Council Round - First Standard due date 1/25/2021, initial peer review Spring 2021, Advisory councils early Fall 2021, earliest awards late Fall 2021.
  • Post-submission deadline – 30 days before study section
  • Preliminary data allowed as post-submission material
  • COVID-19 contingency plans should not be included in applications
  • Standard due dates in effect
  • Guidance for reviewers: assume contingencies will be rectified
 
process flow for January 2022 Council Round - First Standard due date 5/25/2021, initial peer review Fall 2021, Advisory councils early Spring 2022, earliest awards late Spring 2021.
process flow for January 2022 Council Round - First Standard due date 5/25/2021, initial peer review Fall 2021, Advisory councils early Spring 2022, earliest awards late Spring 2021.
  • Post-submission deadline – 30 days before study section
  • Preliminary data allowed as post-submission material
  • COVID-19 contingency plans should not be included in applications
  • Standard due dates in effect
  • Guidance for reviewers: assume contingencies will be rectified
 
process flow for May 2022 Council Round - First Standard due date 9/25/2021, initial peer review Spring 2022, Advisory councils early summer 2022, earliest awards late summer 2022.
process flow for May 2022 Council Round - First Standard due date 9/25/2021, initial peer review Spring 2022, Advisory councils early summer 2022, earliest awards late summer 2022.
  • Post-submission deadline – 30 days in advance
  • Preliminary data allowed as post-submission material
  • Applications should NOT include contingency or recovery plans for problems arising from the pandemic
  • Address COVID effects on productivity, other scoreable issues in Personal Statement
  • Reviewers: assume that COVID constraints will be resolved, should not affect the score
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