See the Glossary for more terms.
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This standard operating procedure (SOP) includes the following sections: Purpose, Procedure, Contacts, and Links.
To stimulate grant-supported research in high-priority and high-opportunity areas of science.
A program announcement (PA) is one of three types of initiatives—together with requests for applications (RFA) and solicitations—NIAID develops with its advisory Council. See the Concept Development SOP for more information on concept and initiative processes.
PAs may be sponsored by one or more NIH institutes or Centers. They usually use standard NIH submission dates—see the NIH Standard Due Dates for Competing Applications—but may use a single annual due date if warranted. PAs remain active for three years (up to 9 receipt dates), unless NIAID inactivates them sooner; see the Program Announcement Inactivation SOP for more on that topic.
PAs differ from RFAs as follows:
There are two special types of PAs:
Applicants with questions should read Communicating With NIAID—How to Get Help.
PAs—Contact for NIAID Staff
Phasing—Contact for NIAID Staff
Contact for NIAID Staff—DAIDS
Contact for NIAID Staff—DAIT
Contact for NIAID Staff—DMID
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Creating NIH Guide Notices SOP
Early Notification SOP
NIAID Initiative Publication Approval Chart
NIH Guide Publishing System
Phasing of Initiatives SOP
Release of Funds for Solicited, Opportunity Pool, and Career Awards SOP
Repooling and Reprogramming SOP
Research Initiative Committee SOP
Research Initiative Management System (RIMS)
Searching the NIH Guide for Expired Initiatives
Template files for PAs
Last Updated April 07, 2016
Last Reviewed February 10, 2015