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This standard operating procedure (SOP) includes the following sections: Purpose, Procedure, Contacts, and Links.
To request the NIH Center for Scientific Review (CSR) to refer grant applications to NIAID, including requests from either applicants or NIAID staff.
When CSR receives competing applications, it assigns them to one or more institutes (typically two) for possible funding, according to NIH referral guidelines. The institute with the most relevant program is designated primary; others are secondary. Also, investigators can request assignment to an institute in their application cover letter.
Program officers may request a change in an application's primary assignment either 1) before initial peer review to correct a CSR assignment or 2) after peer review from another institute so NIAID can fund it.
Investigators and program officers can also request a dual assignment either before or after peer review. To request dual assignment, see the Dual Assignments SOP.
If a program officer from another institute does not agree to release primary assignment to NIAID, request a dual assignment. See the Dual Assignments SOP.
NIAID Receipt Referral Officer
For assignment or review questions,contact the Center for Scientific Review, or if the application will be reviewed at NIAID, contact the NIAID Scientific Review Program or the appropriate program officer. For more information, read Communicating With NIAID—How to Get Help.
Contact for NIAID ReceiptReferral
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Last Updated November 13, 2014
Last Reviewed August 20, 2014