See the Glossary for more terms.
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.
1. Prepare application. Get advice from NIAID's All About Grants and mentors.
Allow at least this much time for preparation:
After that, your institution's processing may take days, weeks, or months. Get your internal due date from your institutional business office.
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.
3. Assignment. Find the institute and integrated review group in the Commons.
Within two weeks
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
6. NIAID begins to fund applications that undergo expedited second-level review.
7. NIAID Council recommends funding for selective pay and non-expedited applications.
8. NIAID funds selective pay and non-expedited awards.
* 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 July 07, 2015
Last Reviewed July 07, 2015