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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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Timing if Not Funded

Even if your application's funding is on hold until later in the fiscal year, we usually advise that you resubmit right away rather than wait and see what happens. If you decide to resubmit, you should start revising as soon as you can, but don't submit until your application is as perfect as it can be. Know why waiting to apply may not cost you much time.

NIH requires you to resubmit within 37 months of the original application's receipt date. Figure it will take up to 19 months from submission to award for a non-AIDS resubmission.

Resubmission Timeline

This timeline shows major action items and their timeframes from preparation to award for a resubmission of a simple non-AIDS application, such as an R01. It does not reflect the dates of the original submission.

We give actual months only for precise timing events: the receipt date—indicated by the Due arrow—through the advisory Council meeting. Months to funding varies by 11 months depending on whether you must wait until the end of the fiscal year to get a grant.

Note: a resubmission is one option for an unfunded application. If you are submitting a new application, use the timeline in Timing for Submitting Your Application in Part 4. For other preparation phases, go to the Strategy part of interest.

See neighboring text for summary.

For timelines for other sections, go to Strategy Timelines. For more detailed timing information, including for AIDS applications, go to R01 Planning to Award Timeline by Review Cycle.

Understand Timing

Action Summary Learn More

Know what to do if your application scores beyond the payline.

At this point you may want to read "Know what to do after review" in Timing for Assignment and Review in Part 5.

If your application's overall impact score or percentile is above the payline:

If your application is on hold for possible funding at the end of the fiscal year, read Revise, Don't Wait for Later Funding in Timing Factors That Affect Your Application and Award.

If an award is not imminent, get advice in Part 6. If Not Funded.

Just the Facts

Part 7

NIAID Paylines

Definitions

Our Advice

What to Do if You Get Bad News in Part 6

How NIAID Makes Funding Decisions in Part 7

Whether you resubmit or submit a new application, understand timing.

If you decide to revise and resubmit, start revising as soon as you can, but don't submit until you are truly ready.

Be aware that waiting to apply may not cost you much time.

  • Cycle 1 receipt dates (September-October Council) often require a wait of several extra months before award because NIAID does not have a budget for the fiscal year.
  • If you wait to submit for Cycle 3 (May Council), you could lose just a month or two before you actually get an award.

You must resubmit within 37 months of the original application's receipt date.

If you plan to submit a new application, find timing information at Timing for Submitting Your Application in Part 4.

Just the Facts

Timing Factors That Affect Your Application and Award—submission cycles and the timing of funding

Definitions

Our Advice

When Not to Resubmit Quickly in How to Resubmit in Part 6

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

Find submission dates.

Figure it will take up to 19 months from submission to award for a non-AIDS resubmission; 20 months for a new application.

Find standard submission dates for investigator-initiated applications at NIH's Standard Due Dates for Competing Applications. Note that new application and resubmission due dates are different.

Keep in mind that your institution's internal deadline is your key deadline, not the NIH receipt date.

Just the Facts

Definitions

Timing for Submitting Your Application in Part 4

Strategy for NIH Funding
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We welcome your comments, questions, or suggestions. Email deaweb@niaid.nih.gov.

Last Updated July 26, 2012

Last Reviewed July 26, 2012