Deadline Day Reminders

Happy Deadline Day! OSP would like to take this opportunity to remind all of our colleagues that non-conformity with NIH application requirements can have serious consequences.

NIH may withdraw any application at any time during the receipt, referral, and review process that it identifies as not conforming with instructions in the SF424 (R&R) Application Guide, the applicable funding opportunity announcement, or relevant NIH Guide Notices.

Examples of possible policy violations that may lead to withdrawal or rejection of a submitted application include but are not limited to:

  • Applications containing one or more biosketches that do not conform to the required format
  • Applications that include inappropriate or disallowed materials and thus exceed published page limitations
  • Applications submitted as new but that contain elements of a resubmission or renewal application that do not conform with the resubmission policy
  • Applications submitted after 5 PM VUMC time (CST) on the application due date

It is important to remember that these are just examples: applicants must follow all requirements specified in the SF424 (R&R) Application Guide, the funding opportunity announcement, and relevant NIH Guide Notices.  As always, any questions about application requirements can be directed to your OSP Specialist.

Best of luck!

Related OSP Notices:

12-Sept-2018 Upcoming October and November Deadlines
22-June-2018 Resource Toolkit: Fonts and Spacing in NIH Applications
23-May-2018 Common Mistakes: PHS 398 Research Plan
7-May-2018 Common Mistakes: R&R Budgets
16-Apr-2018 Common Mistakes: R&R Senior/Key Personnel
2-Mar-2018 Common Mistakes: SF 424 Form
29-Jan-2018 NIH Late Policy / Late Windows of Consideration