June 29, 2007

NIH Electronic Submission: Federal Holidays Now Excluded from Application Viewing Window

Effective immediately, the National Institutes of Health, Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, and National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health have changed the electronic submission of grant applications process to exclude federal holidays from the two weekdays provided for applicants to review their assembled application in the eRA Commons (referred to as the “application viewing window”).

In the past, federal holidays were included in the two weekdays allowed for the application viewing window. Beginning with the July 4, 2007 holiday, federal holidays will be excluded from the two weekday application viewing window and all applications will be held for at least two full, non-holiday weekdays (Monday-Friday).

The ten federal holidays are: New Years Day, Birthday of Martin Luther King, Jr., Washington’s Birthday, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Columbus Day, Veterans Day, Thanksgiving Day, and Christmas Day.