The dates for receipt of applications
requesting NIH support are established by the NIH Center for
Scientific Review and specified in the program announcements. All
such applications must be submitted directly to the Center for
Scientific Review and must be postmarked by the dates listed at
The earliest possible award dates for regular research grants will
be approximately 9 months after the application receipt date.
Applications received too late for one cycle of review will be held
for the next. For a description of the review process and other
applicant resources, see http://public.csr.nih.gov/ApplicantResources/Pages/default.aspx.
NOTE: Unlike other grant applications, individual NRSA
applications are not reviewed by the National Advisory General
Medical Sciences Council, but are reviewed by the NIGMS Fellowship
Overview Group. The starting date for these grants may therefore
occur as early as 6 months after the application is