Upcoming NIH Application Due Dates

Upcoming NIH Application Due Dates

General Information

Information pertaining to significant dates may be found here: https://grants.nih.gov/grants/how-to-apply-application-guide/due-dates-and-submission-policies/due-dates.htm

Grant applications and associated documents (e.g., reference letters) are due by 5:00 PM local time of application organization on the specified due date.

Activity Codes Program Description Cycle I Due Date
R01 Research Grants February 5
R03, R21 Other Research Grants and Cooperative Agreements February 16
Renewals, Resubmissions, Revisions  
R01 Research Grants March 5
R03, R21 Other Research Grants and Cooperative Agreements March 16
F Series Fellowships (including F31 Diversity – NOT-OD-17-029) Individual National Research Service Awards (Standard) April 8

Review and Award

Cycle I
Application Due Dates January 25 – May 7
Scientific Merit Review June – July
Advisory Council Round August or October*
Earliest Project Start Date July
The actual date of the Advisory Council may occur in the month before or after the month listed.  For example, some ICs may actually hold the January Advisory Council meeting in February or the October Advisory Council meeting in September.

Awarding components may not always be able to honor the requested start date of an application.  Before incurring any pre-award obligations or expenditures applicants should be aware of NIH policy governing pre-award costs prior to receiving a Notice of Award.  See the NIH Grants Policy Statement.

* Advisory Council Round for Cycle I applications (Cycle III for SBIR/STTR) may be August or October, and their earliest project start date may be September or December respectively.