Guidance on Resumption of NIH Extramural Activities Following the Recent Lapse in Appropriations
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NIH Release Date: October 18, 2013
Distributed: October 22, 2013
The NIH has released announcement NOT-OD-14-003 to provide information to applicants and grantees about proposal and award processes that were disrupted by the partial federal government shutdown from October 1-17, 2013.
eRA Systems Availability
The Commons and other electronic NIH systems are back online as of October 18, 2013.
Rescheduling October Application Due Dates
All October due dates have been rescheduled for November.
Original Due Date
New Due Date
|R01s, U01s (New)|
|R03s, R21s, R34s, R36s (New)|
|NIDCD Clinical Research Center Grant (P50) PAR-13-277|
|NIGMS National Centers for Systems Biology (P50) PAR-13-351|
|Sexually Transmitted Infections Cooperative Research Centers (U19) RFA-AI-13-043|
|National Cooperative Drug Discovery/Development Groups for the Treatment of Mental Disorders, Drug or Alcohol Addiction (U19) PAR-13-086|
|National Cooperative Drug Discovery/Development Groups for the Treatment of Mental Disorders, Drug or Alcohol Addiction (UM1) PAR-13-087|
|Various RFAs, PARs, PAs|
not listed above
All November due dates will remain the same.
- Exception: The NIH Loan Repayment Program has been extended from November 15 to December 2
Applications Reassigned to May 2014 Council
Applications that were submitted from May – August 2013 and scheduled to be reviewed during the shutdown will be reassigned to the next cycle.
|Scientific Merit Review|
October – November
February – March
|Advisory Council Round|
|Earliest Project Start Date|
The NIH will email PIs whose applications are reassigned. PIs whose applications are reassigned will be given the opportunity to “refresh” the application by:
- Withdrawing the application by November 8, 2013
- Resubmitting the application by November 20, 2013
Research Performance Progress Report (RPPR)
At this time, the NIH has not issued any guidance regarding non-competing progress reports due during the period the Commons was offline.
Processing Applications Submitted During the Shutdown
On a case-by-case basis, UNMC submitted a small number of NIH applications during the shutdown. These applications should be available for viewing in the Commons from October 22-23, 2013. If any changes need to be made to an application, it should be rejected from the Commons during this two-day viewing window.
The NIH anticipates beginning to release awards after November 1, 2013.
For more information
Contact your SPAdmin Grants and Contracts Specialist
- Attend the next SPAdmin Buzz Session at noon on Wednesday, October 23, 2013, in Room 1004 in the DRC I