January 2010

Major Changes for NIH Grant Applications with Due Dates on or after 1/25/10

The NIH's Peer Review Enhancement initiative has entered into a new phase, preparing for two major changes for due dates on or after January 25, 2010: restructured application forms, and new instructions including shorter page limits. These changes affect ALL competing applications (new, renewal, resubmission, and revision). Applicants who are eligible for continuous submission should use current forms and instructions through February 7, 2010 for R01, R21, and R34 AIDS applications that would otherwise have been due on January 7, 2010.

These changes implement the final recommendations of the 2+ year effort of Enhancing Peer Review, the focus of which is to fund the best science, by the best scientists, with the least amount of administrative burden.

The new application format will align the structure and content of the application with review criteria, focusing applicants and reviewers on the same elements. This alignment will help ensure a more efficient and transparent review process.

For due dates on or after January 25, 2010, submit electronic and paper applications using the new application forms. See the links below for help and for further information.

General Information about Submitting Grants to NIH:

Information about Parent Announcements:

Questions about the Content of New Forms and Instructions:

NIH Grants Information Help Desk:
E-mail: grantsinfo@od.nih.gov or
Phone: 301-435-0714

Technical Questions about Electronic Submissions:

Grants.gov Contact Center: For questions on form functionality or submission to Grants.gov.
E-mail: support@grants.gov
Phone: 1-800-518-4726

NIH eRAHelp Desk:
Web support: http://ithelpdesk.nih.gov/eRA/
Phone: 1-866-504-9552 or 301-402-7469

For more information about the Enhancing Peer Review Effort:


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January 2010 articles:
Prospective Reimbursement Analysis
Seminar Series
Damon Runyon Clinical Investigator Award for 2010
Lasker Foundation Medical Research Awards
Global Probiotics Council - Young Investigator Grant for Probiotics Research (YIGPRO)
2010 Senior Scholar Awards in Aging
Major Changes for NIH Grant Applications with Due Dates on or after 1/25/10

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