For updated information, please visit the NIH Standard Due Dates website.

General Information
  • Grant applications and associated documents (e.g., reference letters) are due by 5:00 PM local time of application organization on the specified due date.
  • Check the funding opportunity announcement (FOA) for due date information.
  • If the FOA says "standard dates apply", refer to the table below using the activity code specified in the title of the FOA.
  • Note that renewal/resubmission/revision applications may have different due dates than new applications. Read the table carefully.
  • The AIDS and AIDS-related dates apply to all activity codes.
  • Questions related to a specific opportunity should be directed to the IC contact listed in Section VII of the FOA.
  • R01, R21 and R34 applications with a PD/PI appointed to an NIH Peer Review advisory group may be eligible for an alternate submission schedule. See Continuous Submission for details and review assignment cutoff dates.
Application Due Dates
Activity Codes

Program Description

Cycle I
Due Date

Cycle II
Due Date

Cycle III
Due Date

P Series
All - new, renewal, resubmission, revisions

Program Project Grants and Center Grants

NOTE: Applicants should check with the relevant Institute or Center (IC), since some do not accept P series applications for all three receipt/review/award cycles.

January 25

May 25

September 25

R18, U18
R25
All - new, renewal, resubmission, revision

Research Demonstration
Education Projects

January 25

May 25

September 25

T Series

D Series
All - new, renewal, resubmission, revision

Institutional National Research
   Service Awards

Other Training Grants

NOTE: Applicants should check with the relevant Institute or Center (IC), since some do not accept T series applications for all three receipt/review/award cycles. Applicants should refer to the IC Table of Contacts for information for each IC's scientific/research contact for the NRSA T32 program.

January 25

May 25

September 25

C06/UC6
All - new, renewal, resubmission, revision

Construction Grants

January 25

May 25

September 25

G07, G08, G11, G12, G13, G20, R24, S06, S11, S21, S22, SC1, SC2, SC3, UG1, U10, U19, U24, U2C, U41, U42, U45, U54, U56
All - new, renewal, resubmission, revision

Other Activity Codes

January 25

May 25

September 25

R01
new
Research Grants
 

February 5

June 5

October 5

U01
new

Research Grants - Cooperative Agreements

February 5

June 5

October 5

K series
new
Research Career Development

February 12

June 12

October 12

R03, R21, R33, R21/R33, R34, R36, U34, UH2, UH3, UH2/UH3
new
Other Research Grants and Cooperative Agreements
 

February 16

 

June 16

October 16

R15
All - new, renewal, resubmission, revision
Academic Research Enhancement Award (AREA)

February 25

June 25

October 25

R01
renewal, resubmission, revision
Research Grants

March 5

July 5

November 5

U01
renewal, resubmission, revision

Research Grants - Cooperative Agreements

March 5

July 5

November 5

K series
renewal, resubmission, revision
Research Career Development

March 12

July 12

November 12

R03, R21, R33, R21/R33, R34, R36, U34, UH2, UH3, UH2/UH3
renewal, resubmission, revision

Other Research Grants and Cooperative Agreements

March 16

July 16

November 16

F Series Fellowships (including F31 Diversity – NOT-OD-17-029)
new, renewal, resubmission

Individual National Research Service Awards (Standard)

(see NRSA Training Page)
 

April 8

August 8

December 8

R13, U13
All - new, renewal, resubmission, revision
Conference Grants and Conference Cooperative Agreements

April 12

August 12

December 12

R41, R42, UT1, UT2

R43, R44, U43, U44,
All - new, renewal, resubmission, revision, AIDS and AIDS-related

SB1, UB1

Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR)*
Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR)*

Commercialization Readiness Pilot (CRP) Program*

 

September 5

January 5

April 5


 

 

If you do not see your activity code, check your Funding Opportunity Announcement or the Activity Code Database.

Activity Codes

Program Description

Cycle I
Due Date

Cycle II
Due Date

Cycle III
Due Date

All Activity Codes Cited Above
new, renewal, resubmission, revision

AIDS and AIDS-Related Applications

*Effective. Sept 5, 2015 - N/A for SBIR/STTR Applications using Standard Due Dates


NOTE: See Key Dates section of funding opportunity announcement to determine if AIDS dates apply.

 

May 7

September 7

January 7

 

 


 

Review and Award Cycles

 

 

Cycle I

Cycle II

Cycle III

Application Due Dates

January 25 - May 7

May 25 - September 7

September 25 - January 7

Scientific Merit Review

June - July

October - November

February - March

Advisory Council Round

August or October *

January

May

Earliest Project Start Date

September or December *

April

July

 
*SBIR/STTR, CRP Only

Cycle I

Cycle II

Cycle III

Application Due Dates

September 5

January 5

April 5

Scientific Merit Review

October - November

February - March

June-July

Advisory Council Round

January

May

August

Earliest Project Start Date

April

July

September or December*


NOTES:

The actual date of the Advisory Council may occur in the month before or after the month listed.  For example, some ICs may actually hold the January Advisory Council meeting in February or the October Advisory Council meeting in September.

Awarding components may not always be able to honor the requested start date of an application.  Before incurring any pre-award obligations or expenditures applicants should be aware of NIH policy governing pre-award costs prior to receiving a Notice of Award.  See the NIH Grants Policy Statement.

* Advisory Council Round for Cycle I applications (Cycle III for SBIR/STTR) may be August or October, and their earliest project start date may be September or December respectively.