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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:
NIH's grant duration limit is five years for most grants. Waiving this limit requires an extraordinary justification and direct approval from NIH or HHS.
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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Last Updated March 02, 2012
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