Delays in Grant Application Submission due to Widespread Winter Storm

Notice Number: NOT-OD-10-061

Key Dates
Release Date: February 9, 2010

Issued by
National Institutes of Health (NIH), (http://www.nih.gov)

The NIH realizes that there may be problems for organizations in submitting grant applications due to the extensive winter storms.  The usual NIH practice for such circumstances will apply.  Electronic and paper applications submitted late because of weather problems must include a cover letter noting the reasons for the delay.  It is not necessary to get permission in advance for weather-related delays in grant application submissions.  The delay should not exceed the time period that an applicant organization/institution is closed. 

All indications are that Grants.gov will be open for submission of electronic applications as originally planned on February 10, 2010.  Information on what to do when technical problems are encountered with electronic submission is found at http://era.nih.gov/ElectronicReceipt/app_help.htmNote: A critical step in this process is to document problems with the NIH eRA Commons Help Desk:  http://era.nih.gov/ElectronicReceipt/app_help.htm.

NIH has established a Web page on the NIH Extramural Response to Natural Disasters that provides information on a variety of topics:   http://grants.nih.gov/grants/natural_disasters.htm.  


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