Internal Deadlines for Grants Submitted to

Effective February 2007, in response to the new federal deadlines, there are three new internal deadlines for federal grants electronically submitted to


Six weeks prior to the grant deadline, the investigator must notify the Office of Sponsored Research (OSR) of their intent to apply.

Final business pages and forms

Ten working days prior to the deadline, the investigator and sponsored projects officer (SPO) must submit the components of the application to the OSR manager for review and feedback:

  1. Face page
  2. List of key personnel
  3. Budget
  4. Budget justification
  5. Subcontracts, as signed off by the subcontract institutional office
  6. Resources (facilities and equipment)
  7. Checklist

Final submission

Five working days prior to the deadline, a complete application in final form is due to OSR, including scientific narrative, biosketches and abstract.

Internal deadlines for NIH awards

Details to Note

New internal deadlines are effective for all electronically submitted grants through

Applications in response to Requests for Applications (RFAs) and Program Announcements (PAs, PARs, PASs) with special receipt dates continue to be due on the specified dates listed in the Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA).

For applications to be considered on time, they must be received by no later than 5:00 p.m. local time for the applicant institution.

The proposed dates provide additional time for proposal development for application mechanisms often used by new investigators: R03s, R21s and Ks.

Read more about the revised NIH deadlines.