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-08-026External Web Site Policy) 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-08-027External Web Site Policy), 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-02-004External Web Site Policy). 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.

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