New Time Limit for NIH Resubmission Applications

Notice Number: NOT-OD-10-140

Update: The following updates relating to this announcement have been issued:

  • April 17, 2014 - NIH and AHRQ Announce Updated Policy for Application Submission. See Notice NOT-OD-14-074.
  • August 1, 2012 - See Notice NOT-OD-12-128. Clarification: Time Limit on NIH Resubmission Applications.
  • January 19, 2012 - See Notice NOT-MH-12-013 Notice of Revised NIMH Policies for Applications Submitted, beginning with applications due on June 12, 2012 and thereafter, NIMH will follow a revised policy regarding "renewal" (Type 2) applications.
  • October 20, 2011 - See Notice NOT-OD-12-003. Publication of the Revised NIH Grants Policy Statement (Rev. 10/1/2011): Policy Changes, Clarifications and Document Enhancements.
  • July 29, 2011 - See Notice NOT-OD-11-101. This Notice clarifies NIH policy for handling the resubmission (A1 version) of a New, Renewal, or Revision application (A0) to the NIH for which an appeal of NIH initial peer review is pending resolution.

Key Dates
Release Date: October 1, 2010

Issued by
National Institutes of Health (NIH)

Related Notices
  • November 24, 2010 (NOT-OD-11-021) - This Notice serves as a reminder of several policies affecting the submission of NIH grant applications for the January 25, 2011 due date and thereafter. 
  • NOT-OD-10-135: Enhancing Peer Review: Reminder of and Correction to Previous Notice on A2 Resubmission Opportunities for Eligible Applications
  • NOT-OD-10-080: Enhancing Peer Review: Clarification of Resubmission Policy and Determination of New Application Status
  • NOT-OD-10-016: Clarification on New NIH Policy on Resubmission (Amended) Applications
  • NOT-OD-09-003: New NIH Policy on Resubmission (Amended) Applications
  • NOT-OD-03-041: Revised NIH Policy on Submission of a Revised (Amended) Application
  • NOT-97-011: NIH Policy on Submission of Revised (Amended) Applications

Purpose

This Notice announces the implementation of a new time limit between the submission of a New, Renewal, or Revision1 application and a Resubmission (A1 version) of that application to the National Institutes of Health (NIH). The time limit is intended to stimulate new research directions for projects that were not successful initially and may have become outdated over the course of several years.

Policy

The NIH will not accept a Resubmission that is submitted later than thirty-seven months after the date of receipt ("receipt date") of the initial New, Renewal, or Revision application. Applications must be submitted for the dates listed in the appropriate Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) in the NIH Guide for Grants and Contracts.

Late application policies

Normal NIH late application policies (NOT-OD-08-027) will apply. If the initial submission (A0 version) was accepted late, the Resubmission (A1 version) must be received within 37 months of the original due date, not 37 months after the extended receipt date for the initial application.

Continuous submission policies

With respect to NIH continuous submission policies (NOT-OD-10-090; NOT-OD-09-155; NOT-OD-09-114; NOT-OD-08-026):

  • If an investigator was eligible for continuous submission for the first submission (A0 version) of the application and remains eligible for continuous submission for the Resubmission (A1 version), the 37 month time limit begins with the receipt date for the initial application (A0 version).
  • If an investigator submitted the first (A0) version of the application after the standard due date under the continuous submission option, but is not eligible for continuous submission for the Resubmission (A1 version), the Resubmission (A1 version) must be received by the standard due date.
  • If an investigator was not eligible for continuous submission for the first submission (A0 version) but becomes eligible after that submission, the window remains 37 months from the first submission (A0 version).

Implementation

This policy will go into effect for Resubmissions intended for the January 25, 2011 receipt date and thereafter. This policy applies to all NIH mechanisms.

Inquiries

Applicants are encouraged to discuss their questions with their NIH IC contact. For additional information or questions please contact:

Division of Receipt and Referral; 301-435-0715 or

Sally A. Amero, Ph.D.
NIH Review Policy Officer
ReviewPolicyOfficer@mail.nih.gov

1Revision applications cannot extend the award period of the original, funded project.

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