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R01 Planning to Award Timeline by Review Cycle

This application to funding timeline is for investigator-initiated R01s (not applications responding to initiatives) by review cycle for FY 2016 funding. For other application types or other years, go to NIH's Standard Due Dates for Competing Applications.

For a graphical version that includes resubmission timing, see Strategy Timelines in the Strategy for NIH Funding. Also get advice on which cycle to target at Timing Factors That Affect Your Application and Award.

The table below uses actual submission deadlines. We based them on NIH's standard due dates. If a standard date fell on a weekend or holiday, we adjusted it to the next business day.

Preparation Steps
Timing

1. Prepare application. Get advice from NIAID's All About Grants and mentors.

Allow at least this much time for preparation:

  • Two months: Planning and writing.
  • One month: Getting feedback.
  • Two weeks: Checks and edits.

After that, your institution's processing may take days, weeks, or months. Get your internal due date from your institutional business office.

Submission

Date

Review Cycle 1
Review Cycle 2
Review Cycle 3

2. Organization submits the application by the receipt date.

Leave enough time to make corrections.

The application goes to Grants.gov and then the eRA Commons for validation.

New non-AIDS applications:
By February 5, 2015
New non-AIDS applications:
By June 5, 2015
New non-AIDS applications:
By October 5, 2015
All AIDS applications:
By May 7, 2015
All AIDS applications:
By September 8, 2015
All AIDS applications:
By January 7, 2016
Resubmissions,
non-AIDS:
By March 5, 2015*
Resubmissions,
non-AIDS:
By July 6, 2015*
Resubmissions,
non-AIDS:
By November 5, 2015*
Review
Review Cycle 1
Review Cycle 2
Review Cycle 3

3. Assignment. Find the institute and integrated review group in the Commons.

Within two weeks

Within two weeks

Within two weeks

4. NIH assigns applications to reviewers. May 2015 September 2015 January 2016

5. Applications undergo initial peer review. Find overall impact/priority scores in the Commons within three business days of initial peer review.

Find summary statements within 30 days (for new investigator R01 applications, no later than July 10, November 10, or March 10, depending on review cycle).

June or July 2015

October or November 2015 February or March 2016
After Review
Review Cycle 1
Review Cycle 2
Review Cycle 3

6. NIAID begins to fund applications that undergo expedited second-level review.

Starting in October 2015** Starting in November 2015 Starting in March 2016

7. NIAID Council recommends funding for selective pay and non-expedited applications.

September 21, 2015 January 25, 2016 June 6, 2016

8. NIAID funds selective pay and non-expedited awards.

October 2015***
through end of fiscal year
February 2016
through end of fiscal year
June 2016
through end of fiscal year
9. End of fiscal year. Fiscal year 2016 ends on September 30, 2016.

* After your summary statement appears in the Commons, you can resubmit up to 37 months from your original application's receipt date. New R01 investigators have special rules for resubmitting—for more information, see the note for new investigators in the Application Resubmissions SOP.

** For cycle 1, step 6, expedited second-level review occurs toward the end of the previous fiscal year; however, by law, NIAID cannot fund applications until the next fiscal year.

*** For cycle 1, steps 6 and 8, funding dates assume we have a budget by then.

For a graphical version that includes resubmission timing, see Strategy Timelines in the Strategy for NIH Funding.

For more resources and advice, see the Application Tools for All About Grants.

Last Updated October 02, 2014

Last Reviewed October 02, 2014