August 20, 2010

NIH, AHRQ, and NIOSH to Eliminate Error-Correction Window for Applications

The National Institutes of Health, Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, and National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health will eliminate the error-correction window for grant applications with due dates on or after January 25, 2011.

The announcement, NOT-OD-10-123, published in the NIH Guide on August 16, states that “eliminating the error correction window will ensure consistent and fair deadlines for all applicants and better align these agencies’ application submission processes with the submission processes of other federal agencies.” The error-correction window was implemented in December 2005 as a temporary measure to facilitate the transition from paper to electronic application submission.

Beginning on January 25, 2011, all applications submitted after 5:00 p.m. local time of the applicant organization on the due date will be subject to the NIH late policy and may not be accepted for review. In addition, any post-submission application materials will be subject to the policy published July 23 in NOT-OD-10-115.