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To allow principal investigators (PI) to withdraw an application from funding consideration.
At any time, a PI may withdraw an application after submitting it if he or she decides not to pursue funding, or the application has a problem that needs to be addressed for a future receipt date.
This SOP addresses withdrawing an application after the Division of Receipt and Referral (DRR) in NIH's Center for Scientific Review (CSR) receives it. For information on withdrawing an electronic application in response to validation issues, see Assess Your Application After You Submit in Strategy for a Successful Submission in the Strategy for NIH Funding.
NIH allows investigators who have not succeeded in getting funded to resubmit an unsolicited application once. For more information, see our Application Resubmissions SOP.
PIs should consider the following before withdrawing an application:
Multiple active applications. To send a resubmission, an applicant does not need to withdraw the previous one. The eRA Commons allows multiple active applications (MAA) in the system at the same time.
Multiple PI applications. Only the contact PI may request withdrawal of an application.
Applicants with questions should read Communicating With NIAID—How to Get Help.
CSR Division of Receipt and Referral, 301-435-1115
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