The University of Iowa

Change in NIH app policy

TO: Deans, Directors, and Departmental Executive Officers
FROM: Twila Fisher Reighley, Assistant VP for Research
RE: Significant change in NIH application policy
DATE: October 14, 2008

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) has announced a change that will have a significant impact on investigators applying for NIH support.

Starting with the January 25, 2009, deadline, the NIH will accept only one resubmission of a grant application. In the past, investigators were allowed two resubmissions, which proved greatly beneficial, as many UI applications were funded upon the second resubmission.

Original new and competing renewal applications submitted in accordance with an NIH deadline falling prior to January 25, 2009, will still be allowed two resubmissions, provided the second resubmission is completed by January 7, 2011. The NIH will refuse all second resubmissions after that date.

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Questions may be directed to Jennifer Lassner at 319.335.2123, or Twila Reighley 319.335.2110, Fax 319.335.2199