Grants.gov Scheduled Downtime 9/23-9/29; NIH Deadlines Extended

Grants.gov has scheduled a system outage from Friday, September 23rd at 12:01 AM Eastern to Thursday, September 29th at 11:59 PM Eastern to migrate their services to the Cloud. During this time, Grants.gov will be unavailable to all users. Additional information regarding this outage can be located here. All users are encouraged to plan ahead to ensure sufficient time to access Grants.gov applications before submission deadlines.

As a result of this scheduled outage, NIH has issued Policy Notice NOT-OD-22-190 to extend proposal due dates that fall on or between Thursday September 22nd and Friday, September 30th to Monday, October 3rdwith the following caveats;

  • Edits to due dates within the text of individual funding opportunities will not be made.
  • Applicants planning to submit to NIH under the Continuous Submission policy should consider this downtime when planning their submission.
  • The two-week window of consideration associated with the NIH Late Application Policy (when applicable) will be calculated from the original due dates.
  • The two-day application viewing window in eRA Commons will continue to function as normal for applications successfully submitted through Grants.gov. Applicants are reminded to Reject their application in eRA Commons, if a corrective submission is planned prior to the October 3 due date. Otherwise, it may be necessary to officially Withdraw Your Application to submit a changed/corrected application prior to the due date.

Please direct any questions to your Grant & Contract Officer.

Published on: Thursday, September 15, 2022 - 2:33pm