Timeline for Staying Funded
To ensure continuous funding, don’t wait until the end of your grant to apply for a renewal or a new grant. The entire funding process can take up to 19 months after the NIH due date.
This timeline depicts a strategy of staying funded by submitting multiple awards:
- The number and timing of applications shown are for illustration purposes only.
- In the first few years of your grant, you might send one or two applications for grants in other areas of science.
- In the last year or two before your first grant ends, you could apply for a renewal of that grant.
See Approaches for Staying Funded for our advice.