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Actions on Applications After Initial Review

REMINDER: If you have not done so and if your application, with the exception of T32 or R25 applications, received a percentile ranking between 1 and 20 or a priority score alone between 10 and 30, submit the information requested below as soon as possible through the NIH Commons. The request for this information is not intended to imply anything about the ultimate funding status of your application.

  • Other Support – Up-to-date information on active and pending support for key personnel, submitted as instructed in the PHS Form 398 guidelines on Other Support or SF 424(R&R) as appropriate for the type of application submitted (available here). A cover letter signed by both the principal investigator and an official authorized to sign for the applicant organization must accompany the information.
  • Vertebrate Animals – If vertebrate animals are involved, provide the assurance number (if changed from the initial submission), verification of IACUC approval with date, and any IACUC-imposed changes. Pending or out-of-date approvals are not acceptable.
  • Human Subjects Research – Provide the OHRP (Office for Human Research Protections) Assurance Type and number and the Certification of Institutional Review Board Approval. Pending or out-of-date approvals are not acceptable.
  • Human Subjects Education – For grants involving human subjects, provide certification that each person identified under Key Personnel has completed and educational program in the protection of human subjects. Key personnel include all individuals responsible for the design and conduct of the study. For further information refer to NIH Guide Notice OD-00-039 and Important New Policies for NIH Clinical Investigators.

Priority Score and Percentile

  • If your application received a percentile ranking between 1 and 30: At this time, you should come to no conclusions concerning the probability of funding, since the rank accorded your application is only one of the factors that is considered in making funding decisions. We will notify you specifically no later than 30 days after the National Advisory General Medical Sciences Council (NAGMS) meeting of January 22-23, 2015, if the Council makes a recommendation that differs from or alters that of the initial review group. Your application will remain active until the automatic withdrawal date of March 31, 2016.
  • If your application received a percentile ranking between 31 and 75: Staff has determined that your application may not be competitive for funding. We will notify you specifically no later than 30 days after the NAGMS Council meeting of January 22-23, 2015, if the Council makes a recommendation that differs from or alters that of the initial review group. In the absence of such a Council recommendation, your application will be administratively withdrawn immediately following the Council meeting.
  • If your application received a percentile ranking greater than 75: Staff has determined that your application will not be competitive for funding and therefore will administratively withdraw it. Applications in this category usually are not reviewed by the Council.

Priority Score and No Percentile

  • If your application received a priority score between 10 and 60: At this time, you should come to no conclusions concerning the probability of funding, since the priority score accorded your application is only one of the factors that is considered in making funding decisions. We will notify you specifically no later than 30 days after the NAGMS Council meeting of January 22-23, 2015, if the Council makes a recommendation that differs from or alters that of the initial review group. Your application will remain active until the automatic withdrawal date of March 31, 2016.
  • If your application received a priority score greater than 60: Staff has determined that your application will not be competitive for funding and therefore will administratively withdraw it. Applications in this category usually are not reviewed by the Council.

Unscored

  • If your application did not receive a score: Your application is unscored because the initial review group believed that its scientific merit placed it approximately in the bottom half of the applications that they reviewed. Staff has determined that your application will not be competitive for funding and therefore will administratively withdraw it. Applications in this category usually are not reviewed by the Council.
  • If your application was not recommended for further consideration (NRFC), it will be administratively withdrawn by staff. Applications in this category usually are not reviewed by the Council.
This page last reviewed on September 24, 2014