Recent Winter Storms Prompt NIH Natural Disaster Policy

Funding News Edition: March 03, 2021
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Due to the severity of recent winter storms, NIH will make accommodations for late applications from investigators at impacted institutions. If your institution was closed, explain the cause of submission delay in your Cover Letter and NIH will consider accepting it late. The lateness of your application should not exceed the number of days the applicant institution was officially closed.

Additionally, because of the ongoing Public Health Emergency related to COVID-19, NIAID may at its discretion accept late applications through funding opportunity announcements for which NIAID is the locus of review on a case-by-case basis for circumstances other than an official institution closure.

For more information, read the February 19, 2021 Guide notice.

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