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Strategy for NIH Funding
Navigation for the Strategy for NIH Funding. Link to Part 1. Qualify for NIH Funding.Link to Part 2. Pick and Design a Project.Link to Part 3. Write Your Application.Link to Part 4. Submit Your Application.Link to Part 5. Assignment and Review.Link to Part 6. If Not Funded.Link to Part 7. Funding.

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Strategy for Resubmitting

Note: This page does not reflect NIH's revised policy for application submission. See the April 17, 2014, Guide notice.

We will update this page soon.

 

After you use the previous pages to determine whether resubmitting is the right action for you, use this strategy page to learn how to go about preparing a resubmission. You will have different rules to follow than your initial submission.

Though you may be able to start revising before you get your summary statement, you'll need the summary statement for your discussion with your program officer and to address the reviewers' feedback in the application. Know the steps to take to ensure an effective resubmission.

Know How to Resubmit

Meet requirements and maximize your chances of success.

Action Summary Learn More

Understand the rules and realities of resubmitting.

Before using this page, you may want to assess your options and make sure resubmitting is the right approach—read Options if Your Application Isn't Funded in Part 6.

Follow the rules:

  • You are allowed only one resubmission.
  • Your application must include a cover letter.
  • Your application must address the issues your reviewers expressed in your summary statement.
  • You must resubmit within 37 months of the original application's receipt date. If a lot of time has passed, reassess the science and determine whether to submit a new application instead.

Resubmitting doesn't guarantee success.

If your resubmission gets a slightly worse overall impact score, that will probably not affect the funding chances of your original application, one of the reasons you should not wait for special funding—see the next section.

Just the Facts

Create a Cover Letter in Part 4

How to Resubmit in Part 6

Application Resubmissions SOP

Resubmission of Unfunded Applications questions and answers

NIH's Evaluation of Unallowable Resubmission and Overlapping Applications

Definitions

Our Advice

Create a Cover Letter in Part 4

How to Resubmit in Part 6

Consider resubmission timing.

Revise and resubmit instead of waiting for special funding, e.g., selective pay or an R56-Bridge award, later in the fiscal year.

Start revising right away, but don't submit until your application is in tip-top shape.

  • You can start revising before you get your summary statement to add new data or make other improvements to the application.
  • After you get your summary statement, address the issues reviewers identified.

Understand how waiting to apply can affect the timing of an award.

Cycle 1 has the shortest waiting time if you don't succeed and have to resubmit. Read more in Timing Factors That Affect Your Application and Award.

Just the Facts

R01 Planning to Award Timeline by Review Cycle

Revise, Don't Wait for Later Funding in Timing Factors That Affect Your Application and Award

Definitions

Our Advice

How to Resubmit in Part 6

Know how to boost chances of success.

You have one shot at resubmitting, so make it your best.

Know the key steps to take for ensuring a strong resubmission application.

Follow our resubmission tips.

Our Advice

Resubmission Tips in How to Resubmit in Part 6

Strategy for NIH Funding
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Table of Contents for the Strategy

We welcome your comments, questions, or suggestions. Email deaweb@niaid.nih.gov.

Last Updated April 17, 2014

Last Reviewed September 30, 2011