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This standard operating procedure (SOP) includes the following sections: Purpose, Procedure, Contacts, and Links.
To document a program officer's approval to fund a competing application, identify factors that may affect funding, and note special terms and conditions to include on the Notice of Award.
Program officers must use the NIH-wide "universal" Program Officer Checklist, which is located in eRA's Program Module.
When the NIAID Budget and Financial Management Branch issues a release list, program officers should check immediately for their grants and start filling out a Program Officer Checklist in eRA's Program Module. This way, they can get a jump on resolving potential problems and avoid any delays in funding.
For some questions, program officers will need to get information from their grants management specialist (e.g., updated other support, information to address a human subjects concern).
Grants staff fill out a GM Checklist in eRA's Grants Management Module to document their review of applications for administrative issues.
Program and grants management staff have up to three weeks from the date on the release list to complete their checklists.
Renewals (type 2) and MERIT extensions are top priority, as GMP staff work to ensure there are no breaks in support, while other competing awards are GMP's next highest priority.
See GMP Assignments by Geographic Region and Program Code for the appropriate GMP specialist.
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Clinical Terms of Award SOP
Grants Negotiation SOP
MERIT Awards and Extensions SOP
NIH Policy Manual 54519—Scientific, Budgetary, and Commitment Overlap
Office for Human Research Protections
Office of Laboratory Animal Welfare
Preparing Program Officer Checklists for Competing Applications
Renewal Funding SOP
Select Agent Awards SOP
Last Updated July 08, 2011
Last Reviewed May 28, 2015