Special Exception to the NIH/AHRQ/NIOSH Post Submission Material Policy During the COVID-19 Pandemic

NOT-OD-20-123 announces that NIH, AHRQ, and NIOSH understand that the emergency declaration related to Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) can adversely affect the ability of many applicants to generate preliminary data in time for the submission of their grant applications.

This Notice provides an exception to the policy for post-submission materials (NOT-OD-19-083) for applications submitted for the January 2021 council (beginning with applications submitted for the May 25, 2020 due date for Fall 2020 review meetings). NIH, AHRQ, and NIOSH will accept a one-page update with preliminary data as post-submission materials for applications submitted under all activity codes, ONLY if the Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) used for submission allowed preliminary data in the application. One page of preliminary data will be accepted for single component applications or for each component of a multi-component application.

Please see the Notice for complete details and where to submit inquiries.