To all NIGMS applicants (except for Fellowship applicants):
According to NIH policy, you should retrieve your summary statement through the NIH Commons. The summary statement has been prepared by the scientific review administrator of the initial review group (IRG) that evaluated your application. The actions that may be recommended by the IRG are underlined. You should also consult another document (Actions on Applications After Initial Review) which explains the actions that are necessary now that the initial merit review is complete. If your application received a rating that makes it unlikely for funding, be assured that this will in no way prejudice the independent consideration of any applications (revised or new) that you may submit in the future. The appeals process is also described.
REMINDER for Required, Countersigned Information:
If your application, with the exception of T32 or R25 applications, received a percentile ranking between 1 and 20, or if a percentile ranking is not specified and the priority score is between 10 and 30, please submit Other Support information within 2 weeks of the availability of the Summary Statement. When reporting other support, investigators should describe their other research projects in sufficient detail that NIGMS staff and Council members can determine the differences between the proposed NIGMS project and research supported by other sources. Investigators are encouraged to explain any appearance of overlapping research goals and should report the time commitment to each existing project. In addition, if your research involves vertebrate animals or human subjects, you must submit information as described in the above referenced Actions on Applications After Initial Review sheet for instructions on completing this information.
Neither this notice or requesting Other Support information is intended to imply anything about the ultimate funding status of your application.
If you have questions about the peer review process or concerns about the scientific review of your application, you are encouraged to discuss them with your program director as soon as possible. For information about the business aspects of your application, you may contact your grants management specialist. Telephone numbers and e-mail addresses for each are provided in the "Contacts" section of your application’s Commons account.