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Application Receipt Dates

Effective January 1, 2007

Standard NIH Receipt Dates

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, see

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 received.

This page last reviewed on December 5, 2012