NIH Discourages Submission of Electronic Applications During Shutdown
For investigators who are considering submitting a grant application to the National Institutes of Health (NIH), please be advised that the NIH issued Notice NOT-OD-13-126 outlining the impact a lapse in appropriations would have on the grantee community.
NIH strongly recommends NO applications be submitted during the federal government shutdown and advises the safest course for submitting applications is to wait and submit any application after operations resume. Once operations return to normal, NIH will issue an update providing adjusted submission dates.
Applications can be submitted via Cayuse 424 to Grants.gov, but they will be held and not received by the eRA Commons until the shutdown is over. The eRA Commons HelpDesk will also be unavailable.
If you have any questions related to an upcoming grant submission please contact your Sponsored Projects Officer.