NIH Eliminates Error-Correction Window for Grant.gov Submissions

NIH Eliminates Error-Correction Window for Grant.gov Submissions

Sep 22, 2010

NIH, along with AHRQ and NIOSH, has announced it will eliminate the two-day error correction window for Grants.gov proposals with due dates on or after January 25, 2011.  As a consequence of this change, there will no longer be the opportunity to correct eRA Commons identified errors/warnings and resubmit a Grants.gov application after the deadline.  Applications that are not successfully validated by Grants.gov and eRA Commons by 5 p.m. (local time) on the due date will be subject to the NIH late policy and may not be accepted for review.  Note that NIH’s two-day application viewing window will continue to allow for the correction and resubmission of a Grants.gov application BEFORE a deadline.

On a related note, NIH has announced a new policy on post-submission application materials and advises that, once this policy is effective (9/25/2010), their Best Practice Guidelines for Accepting Additional Grant Application Materials will be rescinded. 

As always, OSR encourages you to submit your proposal with enough lead-time to allow for an appropriate review and, in the case of NIH, AHRQ, and NIOSH, with enough time to allow for submission two days (or more!) before a deadline. 

Please contact your OSR Grant and Contract Administrator if you have any questions regarding NIH proposal preparation and submission.

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