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Update of NIH Continuous Submission Policy: Change in Submission Deadlines and End of Recent Substantial Service Option

NIH is discontinuing granting one-year continuous submission status to reviewers with recent substantial review service, and it is moving back continuous submission deadlines.

Clarification of NIH’s Application Submission/Resubmission Policy

Effective immediately, this Notice consolidates and clarifies policy concerning submission and resubmission of applications for grants and cooperative agreements submitted to the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and...


Updated NIH Scientist Launch Game® App Propels Students into Health Research

How the Game Works

Players are asked to join the fight against cancer, heart disease or the common cold. A diverse group of boys and girls cheer players on as they work through Q&As in three levels

Dr. Amy Wernimont named Chief of Staff

Amy Wernimont, Ph.D., has been selected as the Chief of Staff, Office of the Director, Center for Scientific Review (CSR).

Dr. Vinod Charles Named Chief of the Bioengineering Sciences and Technologies Integrated Review Group

Dr. Vinod Charles, Ph.D., has been selected as the chief of the Bioengineering Sciences and Technologies (BST) Integrated Review Group (IRG) at the Center for Scientific Review.

Early Career Reviewer (ECR) Program

The ECR program aims to educate qualified scientists without prior CSR review experience to develop skills as a reviewer and to provide experience that might make them more competitive applicants.

Advice for SBIR/STTR Applicants

Guidance on how to navigate NIH Peer Review and tips on avoiding preventable errors that could keep your application from being reviewed.

Reviewer Recommendations via Scientific Societies

Scientific societies may use our online portal to recommend scientists for service on review panels.