Delays in Grant Application Submissions

RELEASE DATE: January 27, 2004


National Institutes of Health (NIH) ( Winter storms sometimes lead to closures of institutions. The NIH realizes that this may cause problems for investigators who are submitting grant applications. If grant applications must be submitted late due to weather-related problems, those applications should be sent as soon as possible and should be accompanied by a cover letter noting the reasons for the delay. It is not necessary to get permission in advance for weather-related delays in grant application submission; please do not call the Division of Receipt and Referral to request such permission. It is expected that the delay will generally not exceed the time period that an institution is closed. It should be noted that unsolicited applications are considered to be on time if they are mailed on or before the published receipt date and a proof of mailing can be provided. Unsolicited applications for the February 1, 2004 receipt date will be considered to be on time if they are mailed on Monday, February 2, 2004. Applications in response to an RFA or PA/PAR with a special receipt date must be received by the specified receipt date in order to be considered on time.

Last modified: Mon Feb 2 13:49:06 MST 2004