Disclaimer: The information in these pages are meant to provide general guidance. Instructions and procedures outlined in the Funding Opportunity Announcement, SF424 Application Guide, and NIH Grants Policy Statement take precedence over any information provided and should be referred to for complete and comprehensive directions.
Post-submission materials are those submitted after submission of the grant application but prior to initial peer review. They are not intended to correct oversights or errors discovered after submission of the application, but rather allow applicants the opportunity to respond to unforeseen events. See NOT-OD-19-083 for more details.
Post-submission materials must be received by the Scientific Review Officer (SRO) no later than 30 calendar days prior to the peer review meeting. Post-submission materials will not be accepted after this time.
Authorized Organization Representative Concurrence
Post-submission materials require concurrence from the Authorized Organization Representative (AOR) of the applicant organization. Although the post-submission materials may originate from the PD/PI, the AOR must send the materials directly to the SRO or must send his/her concurrence to the PD/PI who will forward the materials and concurrence to the SRO. A communication from the PD/PI only or with a "cc" to the AOR will not be accepted.
All post-submission materials (other than citations and videos) must conform to NIH policies on font size, margins, and paper size as referenced in the application instructions. Any specified formats and page limits in the application instructions apply.
Post-submission materials (other than citations and videos) can only be submitted as a PDF attachment. The SRO is responsible for uploading acceptable materials into the official electronic grant file maintained in the eRA Commons. The PD/PI can check his/her application via the Commons to see these materials in the section titled "Additions for Review". This procedure provides the information to reviewers in a secure manner.
Some Allowable Post-Submission Materials
- Citations of Issued Patents
- Adjustments resulting from natural disasters (e.g., loss of an animal colony)
- Adjustments resulting from change of institution [e.g., Program Director/Principal Investigator (PD/PI) moves to another university]
- News of professional promotion or positive tenure decision for any PD/PI
- Approval by the NIH Stem Cell Registry of a human embryonic cell line(s) after submission of the application (see NOT-OD-12-111)
- Videos, within defined limits, that demonstrate devices and experimental data with a temporal element, which refers to the need to show how something functions or occurs over time, or demonstrates movement or change. Applicants must follow the directions in NOT-OD-12-141 for submitting videos to accompany grant applications.
- News of an article accepted for publication since submission of the application, which must include only:
- List of authors and institutional affiliations
- Title of the article
- Journal or citation (if available)
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This page last reviewed on June 4, 2020