EGRP News Flash - June 10, 2008
Reminder for NIH Study Section Members Planning to Submit Grant Applications with Budgets of $500,000 or More in Direct Costs in Any Given Year to Consult with Their Program Directors
In January 2008, the National Institutes of Health (NIH) announced a modified application submission, referral and review process for appointed NIH Study Section Members (see NIH Notice NOT-OD-08-026) planning to submit R01, R21, and R34 applications. Despite the alternate submission and review procedures for appointed study section members and ad hoc members (see NIH Notice NOT-08-027), the Awaiting Receipt of Application (ARA) process still applies when budget requests are likely to be submitted with direct costs ≥$500,000 in any given year. Applicants who are eligible for the alternate grant application submission procedures still must seek agreement from Institute/Center staff to accept assignment prior to the anticipated submission of any application (see NIH Notice, NOT-OD-02-004). Therefore, the Epidemiology and Genetics Research Program (EGRP) recommends that current and prospective grantees who serve on NIH Study Sections continue to contact EGRP Program Directors well in advance to discuss their submission plans and timelines for grant applications. Contact information for EGRP Program Directors.
Review of Key Web pages:
- NIH Center for Scientific Review News Flash, "NIH Gives Chartered Reviewers New Flexibility Submitting Applications,"
- Standard NIH Due Dates for Competing Applications