In the wake of the recent government shutdown, the National Institutes of Health has announced that the agency is rescheduling its October grant application deadlines in order to provide better service to applicants.
Dr. Sally Rockey, NIH’s deputy director for extramural research, wrote on an NIH blog yesterday that proposal deadlines in October will be pushed back into November so that applicants will have access to NIH support staff and electronic systems as they prepare to submit applications. Specific due dates have not been announced, but the new deadlines will be posted in the NIH Guide as soon as they are established.
In addition to grant application deadlines, Rockey said proposal review meetings which were canceled during the shutdown will also be rescheduled.
Rockey expects eRA Commons and other NIH extramural electronic systems to be operational by Monday, Oct. 21.
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Edit: The NIH Guide has been updated with information on the resumption of extramural activities following the government shutdown. Click here to read the notice.