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Timeline

For an overview of the implementation timetable, see NOT-OD-09-023

January 25, 2010 Due Dates
(generally for potential FY2011 funding)

Changes to the Application (NOT-OD-09-149)

  • Restructured application forms
  • New instructions including shorter page limits

May 2009 Review Meetings
(for potential FY2010 funding)

Review and Scoring Changes (NOT-OD-09-134, NOT-OD-09-024, NOT-OD-09-025)

  • Scoring changes began with the applications under consideration for FY 2010 funding (submitted for the January 25, 2009 due date and beyond).
  • Under the new scoring system, each application receives an individual score on a 9-point rating scale on five core review criteria of significance, investigator(s), innovation, approach, and environment.  
  • Each application that is discussed in the review meeting will receive a final impact/priority score on a 9-point rating scale, which will be the average of the overall impact/priority score given by each eligible review committee member.

January 2009 Due Dates
(for potential FY2010 funding)

Only a Single Amendment Accepted (NOT-OD-09-003, NOT-OD-09-016)

  • Beginning with original new applications (never submitted) and competing renewal applications for FY 2010 funding (submitted for the January 25, 2009 due date and beyond), the NIH will accept only a single amendment to the original application. 
  • If the applicant fails to receive funding after two submissions (i.e., the original and the single amendment), the project should be substantially re-designed rather than altered in response to previous reviews. 

January 2009 Due Dates
(for potential FY2010 funding)

Recognizing Early Stage Investigator (ESI) and New Investigator (NI) Status (NOT-09-013, NOT-OD-08-121, and NOT-09-034)

  • The NIH supported applications from NIs at success rates comparable to those for new applications submitted by established investigators.  ESIs were expected to comprise a majority of the NIs supported (FY 2009 funding and beyond). 
  • To ensure appropriate consideration for ESI eligibility, all NIs needed to update their eRA Commons profiles, and began seeing their eligibility displayed in eRA Commons on or after January 17, 2009.
  • Beginning with the traditional R01 grant applications received for the February 5, 2009 submission dates, NIH identified grant applications from ESIs, and where possible, these applications were clustered for review beginning with the May 2009 review meetings. 

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Archive icon With the completion of the three implementation goals of the Enhancing Peer Review Initiative, this page is no longer being updated and is provided for historical information only.  For current information, visit Peer Review Policies and Practices. Archive icon
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