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Extramural Research Programs in the Neurosciences and Neurological Disorders

Published on AidPage by IDILOGIC on Jun 24, 2005

Deadlines and process...


All new research grant and career program applications, plus all (new, competing continuation, supplemental or revised) program project and center grant applications: February 1, June 1, and October 1. All competing continuation, supplemental and revised research grant and career program grant applications: March 1, July 1 and November 1. Individual NRSA applications: April 5, August 5, and December 5. Institutional NRSAs: May 10. SBIR/STTR: April 1, August 1, and December 1.

Note: When available, this section indicates the deadlines for applications to the funding agency which will be stated in terms of the date(s) or between what dates the application should be received. When not available, applicants should contact the funding agency for deadline information.

Range of Approval/Disapproval Time

Research grants: Approximately 6 to 9 months. Career program: From 6 to 9 months. SBIR/STTR applications: About 7-1/2 months. Institutional Training Grants: From 6 to 12 months.

Preapplication Coordination

Research grant applications exceeding $500,000 direct costs in any yearly budget period will not be accepted unless the NINDS has agreed to accept the application prior to submission. This program is excluded from coverage under E.O. 12372.

Note: This section indicates whether any prior coordination or approval is required with governmental or nongovernmental units prior to the submission of a formal application to the federal funding agency.


A principal investigator (P.I.) may question the substantive or procedural aspects of the review of his/her application by communicating with the staff of the Institute, and subsequently, the P.I. and applicant institution may appeal to the NINDS appeals officer. A description of the NIH Peer Review Appeal procedures is available on the NIH home page http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/notice-files/not97-232.html.

Note: In some cases, there are no provisions for appeal. Where applicable, this section discusses appeal procedures or allowable rework time for resubmission of applications to be processed by the funding agency. Appeal procedures vary with individual programs and are either listed in this section or applicants are referred to appeal procedures documented in the relevant Code of Federal Regulations (CFR).


By application and review in same manner as new applications. Research Career Awards may not be renewed.

Note: In some instances, renewal procedures may be the same as for the application procedure, e.g., for projects of a non-continuing nature renewals will be treated as new, competing applications; for projects of an ongoing nature, renewals may be given annually.