NIGMS Interim Support Policy

Interim support for unfunded renewal applications will only be provided in rare cases of unusual and extenuating circumstances. Such support will be based on an administrative supplement request for a modest level of funding for a short period of time not to exceed 12 months.

To be eligible for a supplement, the grant’s originally approved project period must not have ended at the time of the supplement request submission (i.e., grants in a “no cost extension” are not eligible to apply). 

Potential applicants should contact the program director for the parent grant before submission.

Decisions will be made on a case-by-case basis and will depend on the strength of the administrative supplement request, availability of funds and Institute priorities.