Notice Number: NOT-OD-11-111
Release Date: August 25, 2011
National Institutes of Health (NIH)
The NIH realizes that there may be problems for organizations in submitting grant applications due to the East coast earthquake and impending landfall of Hurricane Irene. The usual NIH practice for such circumstances will apply. Electronic and paper applications submitted late because of these events must include a cover letter noting the reasons for the delay. It is not necessary to get permission in advance for such delays in grant application submissions. The delay should not exceed the time period that an applicant organization/institution is closed.
NIH has established a Web page on the NIH Extramural Response to Natural Disasters that provides information on a variety of topics: http://grants.nih.gov/grants/natural_disasters.htm.
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