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This standard operating procedure (SOP) includes the following sections: Purpose, Procedure, Contacts, and Links.
To enable NIAID to achieve an average duration of four years for competing grants.
NIAID funds a mix of short- and long-term grants to get a four-year average length for all grants in a given fiscal year. To find the maximum duration of any grant, look under "Budget and Project Period" in its funding opportunity announcement.
For NIAID grants that do not have funding opportunity announcements, we use the following durations:
No grant will be awarded for more than five years without a waiver. NIH or HHS may approve a waiver up to seven years only for grants that are in response to a request for applications (RFA) and have extraordinary justification.
In all cases, shorter durations can be negotiated if necessary and appropriate.
In some fiscal years, NIAID resets grant start dates to more evenly distribute grant funding throughout the fiscal year. This results in a shorter grant duration.
Mary Kirker—Grants Management Officer
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Multiproject Awards SOP
Program Announcements (PA) SOP
NIAID Funding Policy and Process SOP
NIAID R56-Bridge Award SOP
Requests for Applications (RFA) SOP
Selective Pay SOP
Last Updated January 06, 2015
Last Reviewed January 06, 2015