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Funding appropriations for most federal agencies are set to expire midnight September 30, 2023.

If Congress does not pass new spending legislation before that, effective October 1st a “shutdown” will occur, with agencies suspending most operations. In that case, Federal agencies are likely to delay or suspend grant application deadlines and application review processes.

Accordingly, the Office of Sponsored Projects (OSP) is encouraging all faculty working toward grant application deadlines in early October to plan for early submission ahead of a potential shutdown.

Please submit final and complete applications to OSP by September 28th at 5pm so that OSP can help you facilitate early submission to agencies.

The impacted deadlines include:

NIH Grant Application Deadlines

Due Date
Grant Program
October 5
New R01 and U01
October 12
New K Series
October 16
New R03, R21, R33, R21/R33, R34, R36, U34, UH2, UH3, UH2/UH3


NSF Grant Application Deadlines

NSF has a variety of rolling program application deadlines from Oct 1st and on. Please see for a comprehensive list. 

  Adhere to currently posted guidelines for all Federal grant submissions. Be sure to monitor submission portals or agency websites for updates as post-September 30th deadlines may be affected.


Proactive Steps for September 2023

In preparation for a full or partial shutdown, PIs are encouraged to:
    • Identify federally funded grants that expire in October-December 2023 and request extensions, if needed. You may submit a request for a preliminary to extend your project(s) now.
    • Resolve pending programmatic issues with your program officials before September 30, anticipating potential Federal office disruptions.
    • Prepare for potential impacts on future sponsor award issuances by submitting a request for a new year preliminary project, if needed. 
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Last Updated: 9/15/23