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NIH Extends Deadline for Applications Due 10/16

Posted on October 15, 2010 at 2:50pm

From: eSubmission system-to-system info sharing [mailto:NIH_ESUB_SYS2SYS-L@LIST.NIH.GOV] On Behalf Of eRA Communications Office
Sent: Friday, October 15, 2010 9:11 AM
Subject: eRA Alert: NIH Extends Deadline for Applications Due on October 15


eRA Alert: NIH Extends Deadline for Applications Due on October 15, in Light of Grants.gov Outage

Friday, October 15, 2010


It has been a longstanding principle of the NIH that grant applicants are not penalized for Federal system failures.


We are aware that Grants.gov has experienced an extended service interruption today, October 15, 2010, and that during the interruption applicants have been unable to submit to Grants.gov. Given that the service interruption occurred on today’s submission deadline for RFA-GM-11-004, NIH has extended the submission deadline for this opportunity by two days. The new submission deadline for RFA-GM-11-004 is Tuesday, October 19, 2010.


The two-business-day error-correction window will remain in place on Wednesday, October 20 and Thursday, October 21. We ask, however, that you make every effort to address any errors quickly so that the applications can be processed in a timely manner.


A guide notice containing these details will be released shortly.


Important Note: NIH will continue to communicate with Grants.gov throughout the resolution of this service issue. We are evaluating the impact for submission deadlines on Saturday, October 16, 2010. Keep in mind that when an NIH submission deadline falls on a weekend, the deadline automatically shifts to the next business day (Monday, October 18). We will shortly release a follow-up communication regarding potential contingency plans for these grant programs.


We appreciate your patience and are sorry for any inconvenience.


eRA Communications

Division of Communications and Outreach

NIH Office of Extramural Research


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