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Wednesday, October 23, 2013

NIAID Post-Shutdown Updates and Web Resources


The government shutdown earlier this month has severely affected applications and reviews, delaying due dates and forcing NIH to reschedule over 200 peer review meetings.

NIH is still grappling with the impact, and guidance is fluid. However, we can share some late-breaking information.

As of this newsletter's publication, applications reviewed by the Center for Scientific Review (CSR) that were originally scheduled for January Council will proceed as planned, meaning we will not have to delay funding decisions. NIH had previously issued a Guide notice moving those applications to May Council.

And, if you've already submitted an application for an October submission deadline, you will have the opportunity to replace the submission with a “refreshed” application. Note: Replacing the application submission with a "refreshed" application does not count as a resubmission.

It is still quite likely that some applications will need to be reassigned to May Council, but we hope those will be relatively few. NIH's Office of Extramural Research (OER) will notify applicants by email of any reassignments and of the option to submit a “refreshed” application.

For all funding opportunities affected by the shutdown, we have updated our NIAID Funding Opportunities List with new deadlines.

If you're expecting your award in November, you may have to wait a few extra days at most. NIH anticipates beginning to release awards shortly after November 1.

We will continue to update all pages of the Research Funding site with information as it becomes available.

To keep up with the latest news, follow the NIH resources listed below.

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