National Institutes of Health Proposals
Deadlines for submittal are 5:00 p.m. local time and can be found as
follows. Largest NIH deadlines are usually for R01 and R21 new or
For standard deadline dates the PA/RFA will state that “standard dates apply”:
Standard deadline dates are subject to the NIH rule that deadlines
falling on FEDERAL holidays or weekends become due on the next business
day. The table at the end of the deadline cycle list states the earliest
possible start date for the chosen deadline cycle.
For special program (RFA’s) the specific deadline will be in the RFA text and is a hard and fast deadline.
Information for NIH Submissions