Two-Tier Internal Deadline Implemented for all NIH Opportunities

Due to the success of the two-tier internal deadline pilot, the Sponsored Programs Office will permanently implement the two-tier internal deadline structure for all future NIH opportunities.  The implementation of this structure for other opportunities will be announced at a later date.

As a reminder, all final internal documents and the application package (completed in NIH ASSIST) are due to the Sponsored Programs Office no later than 7:00 a.m., 1 week (7 calendar days) prior to the sponsor deadline.  Not all of the science documents in the application package, however, needs to be final and the application package does not need to include the completed budget forms.  All final science related documents are due to the Sponsored Programs Office no later than 7:00 a.m. the day of the sponsor deadline.  Once received, personnel in the Sponsored Programs Office will upload the final documents into the application package.  This later deadline will provide valuable time for the PI/researcher to focus on the science aspects of the proposal.

Once the Sponsored Programs Office receives the internal documents and the application package, personnel in the Sponsored Programs Office will enter the approved budget into the applicable application package….the PI/researcher will not need to complete this task.

The specific science related documents for each application package will be identified and communicated to the respective Principal Investigators once the intent to submit is known.

Feel free to contact the Sponsored Programs Office at 487-2226 if you have any questions.