Proposal Submission Deadlines: NIH & NSF

NIH

Standard Due Dates for Competing Applications

General Information

  • Grant applications and associated documents (e.g., reference letters) are due by 5:00 PM local time of application organization on the specified due date.
    • When a standard submission date falls on a weekend or federal holiday, the application deadline is automatically extended to the next business day.  If extension causes the submission deadline to shift beyond the expiration date of the funding opportunity announcement, a warning may be generated by Grants.gov - this warning will NOT prevent processing of application through Grants.gov
  • Check the funding opportunity announcement (FOA) for due date information.
  • If the FOA says "standard dates apply", refer to the table below using the activity code specified in the title of the FOA.
  • Note that renewal/resubmission/revision applications may have different due dates than new applications. Read the table carefully.
  • The AIDS and AIDS-related dates apply to all activity codes.

Application Due Dates

Program Project Grants and Center Grants

  • Activity codes: P Series, All - new, renewal, resubmission, revisions
  • Cycle I: January 25
  • Cycle II: May 25
  • Cycle III: September 25
  • NOTE: Applicants should check with the relevant Institute or Center (IC), since some do not accept P series applications for all three receipt/review/award cycles.

Research Demonstration Education Projects

  • Activity codes: R18, U18, R25, All - new, renewal, resubmission, revision
  • Cycle I: January 25
  • Cycle II: May 25
  • Cycle III: September 25

Institutional National Research, Service Awards, Other Training Grants

  • Activity codes: T Series, D Series, All - new, renewal, resubmission, revision
  • Cycle I: January 25
  • Cycle II: May 25
  • Cycle III: September 25
  • NOTE: Applicants should check with the relevant Institute or Center (IC), since some do not accept T series applications for all three receipt/review/award cycles. Applicants should refer to the IC Table of Contacts for information for each IC's scientific/research contact for the NRSA T32 program.

Construction Grants

  • Activity codes: C06/UC6, All - new, renewal, resubmission, revision
  • Cycle I: January 25
  • Cycle II: May 25
  • Cycle III: September 25

Other Activity Codes

  • Activity codes: G07, G08, G11, G12, G13, G20, R24, S06, S11, S21, S22, SC1, SC2, SC3, UG1, U10, U19, U24, U2C, U41, U42, U45, U54, U56, All - new, renewal, resubmission, revision
  • Cycle I: January 25
  • Cycle II: May 25
  • Cycle III: September 25

Research Grants

  • Activity codes: R01 (new)
  • Cycle I: February 5
  • Cycle II: June 5
  • Cycle III: October 5

Research Grants - Cooperative Agreements

  • Activity codes: U01 (new)
  • Cycle I: February 5
  • Cycle II: June 5
  • Cycle III: October 5

Research Career Development

  • Activity codes: K series (new)
  • Cycle I: February 12
  • Cycle II: June 12
  • Cycle III: October 12

Other Research Grants and Cooperative Agreements

  • Activity codes: R03, R21, R33, R21/R33, R34, R36, UH2, UH3, UH2/UH3 (new)
  • Cycle I: February 16
  • Cycle II: June 16
  • Cycle III: October 16

Academic Research Enhancement Award (AREA)

  • Activity codes: R15, All - new, renewal, resubmission, revision
  • Cycle I: February 25
  • Cycle II: June 25
  • Cycle III: October 25

Research Grants

  • Activity codes: R01, renewal, resubmission, revision
  • Cycle I: March 5
  • Cycle II: July 5
  • Cycle III: November 5

Research Grants - Cooperative Agreements

  • Activity codes: U01, renewal, resubmission, revision
  • Cycle I: March 5
  • Cycle II: July 5
  • Cycle III: November 5

Research Career Development

  • Activity codes: K series, renewal, resubmission, revision
  • Cycle I: March 12
  • Cycle II: July 12
  • Cycle III: November 12

Other Research Grants and Cooperative Agreements

  • Activity codes: R03, R21, R33, R21/R33, R34, R36, UH2, UH3, UH2/UH3, renewal, resubmission, revision
  • Cycle I: March 16
  • Cycle II: July 16
  • Cycle III: November 16

Individual National Research Service Awards (Standard)

  • Activity codes: F Series Fellowships (except F31 Diversity), new, renewal, resubmission
  • Cycle I: April 8
  • Cycle II: August 8
  • Cycle III: December 8
  • See NRSA Training Page

Conference Grants and Conference Cooperative Agreements

  • Activity codes: R13, U13, All - new, renewal, resubmission, revision
  • Cycle I: April 12
  • Cycle II: August 12
  • Cycle III: December 12

Individual Predoctoral Fellowships (F31) to Promote Diversity in Health-Related Research

  • Activity codes: F31 Diversity Fellowships, new, renewal, resubmission
  • Cycle I: April 13
  • Cycle II: August 13
  • Cycle III: December 13
  • See NRSA Training Page

Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR)*, Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR)*, Commercialization Readiness Pilot (CRP) Program*

  • Activity codes: R41, R42, R43, R44, U43, U44, All - new, renewal, resubmission, revision, AIDS and AIDS-related, SB1, UB1
  • Cycle I: September 5
  • Cycle II: January 5
  • Cycle III: April 5
  • Note: New due dates effective on/after September 5, 2015 (NOT-OD-15-038).

AIDS and AIDS-Related Applications

  • All Activity Codes Cited Above, new, renewal, resubmission, revision
  • Cycle I: May 7
  • Cycle II: September 7
  • Cycle III: January 7
  • *Effective. Sept 5, 2015 - N/A for SBIR/STTR Applications using Standard Due Dates
  • NOTE: See Key Dates section of funding opportunity announcement to determine if AIDS dates apply.

If you do not see your activity code, check your Funding Opportunity Announcement or the Activity Code Database.


Review and Award Cycles

Application Due Dates

  • Cycle I: January 25 - May 7
  • Cycle II: May 25 - September 7
  • Cycle III: September 25 - January 7

Scientific Merit Review

  • Cycle I: June - July
  • Cycle II: October - November
  • Cycle III: February - March

Advisory Council Round

  • Cycle I: August or October *
  • Cycle II: January
  • Cycle III: May

Earliest Project Start Date

  • Cycle I: September or December *
  • Cycle II: April
  • Cycle III: July

Review and Award Cycles - *SBIR/STTR, CRP Only

Application Due Dates

  • Cycle I: September 5
  • Cycle II: January 5
  • Cycle III: April 5

Scientific Merit Review

  • Cycle I: October - November
  • Cycle II: February - March
  • Cycle III: June-July

Advisory Council Round

  • Cycle I: January
  • Cycle II: May
  • Cycle III: August
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Earliest Project Start Date

  • Cycle I: April
  • Cycle II: July
  • Cycle III: September or December*

NOTES:

The actual date of the Advisory Council may occur in the month before or after the month listed. For example, some ICs may actually hold the January Advisory Council meeting in February or the October Advisory Council meeting in September.

Awarding components may not always be able to honor the requested start date of an application. Before incurring any pre-award obligations or expenditures applicants should be aware of NIH policy governing pre-award costs prior to receiving a Notice of Award. See the NIH Grants Policy Statement.

* Advisory Council Round for Cycle I applications (Cycle III for SBIR/STTR) may be August or October, and their earliest project start date may be September or December respectively.


NSF

General Information

Target Dates: dates after which proposals will still be accepted, although they may miss a particular panel or committee meeting.

Deadline Dates: dates after which proposals will not be accepted for review by NSF. The deadline date will be waived only in extenuating circumstances. Such a deviation only may be authorized in accordance with NSF GPG Chapter II.A.

Special Exceptions to NSF's Deadline Date Policy

Flexibility in meeting announced deadline dates because of natural or anthropogenic disasters may be granted with PRIOR APPROVAL of the cognizant NSF Program Officer of the Division/Office of submission.  Such contact should be via email.  Proposers must then follow the written guidance provided by NSF.

*If deadline falls on a weekend, it will be extended to the following Monday; if deadline falls on a Federal holiday, it will be extended to the next business day.

Key: 

Funding Opportunities

Title

Program Guidelines

Due Dates

Archaeology and Archaeometry   Full Proposal:July 1, 2021
Partnerships for Innovation (PFI) NNSF-wide 19-506 Full Proposal:July 14, 2021
Science of Learning and Augmented Intelligence (SL)   Full Proposal:July 14, 2021
Developmental Sciences (DS)   Full Proposal:July 15, 2021
Linguistics   Full Proposal:July 15, 2021
Linguistics Program - Doctoral Dissertation Research Improvement Grants (Ling-DDRI) 20-538 Full Proposal:July 15, 2021
Social Psychology   Full Proposal:July 15, 2021
Biological Anthropology   Full Proposal:July 20, 2021
Biological Anthropology Program - Doctoral Dissertation Research Improvement Grants (BA-DDRIG) 18-504 Full Proposal:July 20, 2021
Faculty Early Career Development Program (CAREER) NNSF-wide 20-525 Full Proposal:July 26, 2021
Historically Black Colleges and Universities Undergraduate Program (HBCU-UP) 20-559 Letter of Intent:July 27, 2021
ADVANCE: Organizational Change for Gender Equity in STEM Academic Professions (ADVANCE) NNSF-wide 20-554 Letter of Intent:August 2, 2021
Law & Science (LS)   Full Proposal:August 2, 2021
Opportunities for Promoting Understanding through Synthesis (OPUS) 20-564 Full Proposal:August 2, 2021
Perception, Action & Cognition (PAC)   Full Proposal:August 2, 2021
Improving Undergraduate STEM Education: Education and Human Resources (IUSE: EHR) 19-601 Full Proposal:August 3, 2021
Science and Technology Studies (STS) 19-610 Full Proposal:August 3, 2021
ADVANCE: Organizational Change for Gender Equity in STEM Academic Professions (ADVANCE) NNSF-wide 20-554 Full Proposal:August 6, 2021
Coastlines and People (CoPe) 20-567 Letter of Intent:August 10, 2021
Cognitive Neuroscience (CogNeuro)   Full Proposal:August 13, 2021
Innovative Technology Experiences for Students and Teachers (ITEST) 19-583 Full Proposal:August 13, 2021
Accountable Institutions and Behavior (AIB)   Full Proposal:August 16, 2021
Chemical Oceanography   Full Proposal:August 16, 2021
Cultural Anthropology Program - Doctoral Dissertation Research Improvement Grants (CA-DDRIG) 19-560 Full Proposal:August 16, 2021
Cultural Anthropology Program Senior Research Awards (CA-SR) 18-560 Full Proposal:August 16, 2021
Geoinformatics (GI) 19-561 Full Proposal:August 16, 2021
Physical Oceanography   Full Proposal:August 16, 2021
Security and Preparedness (SAP)   Full Proposal:August 16, 2021
Sociology   Full Proposal:August 16, 2021
Human-Environment and Geographical Sciences Program (HEGS) 20-547 Full Proposal:August 17, 2021
Decision, Risk and Management Sciences (DRMS)   Full Proposal:August 18, 2021
Economics   Full Proposal:August 18, 2021
Improving Undergraduate STEM Education: Hispanic-Serving Institutions (HSI Program) 20-599 Full Proposal:August 25, 2021
Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) NNSF-wide 19-582 Full Proposal:August 25, 2021
Methodology, Measurement, and Statistics (MMS) 19-575 Full Proposal:August 26, 2021
Robert Noyce Teacher Scholarship Program 17-541 Full Proposal:August 31, 2021
Science of Organizations (SoO)   Full Proposal:September 3, 2021
Mathematical Biology   Full Proposal:September 6, 2021
National Science Foundation Research Traineeship (NRT) Program NNSF-wide 21-536 Full Proposal:September 6, 2021
Tribal Colleges and Universities Program (TCUP) 18-546 Full Proposal:September 6, 2021
Focused Research Groups in the Mathematical Sciences (FRGMS) 16-577 Full Proposal:September 8, 2021
Industry-University Cooperative Research Centers Program (IUCRC) NNSF-wide 20-570 Preliminary Proposal:September 8, 2021
NSF Earth Sciences Postdoctoral Fellowships (EAR-PF) 18-565 Full Proposal:September 8, 2021
A Science of Science Policy Approach to Analyzing and Innovating the Biomedical Research Enterprise (SCISIPBIO) 19-547 Full Proposal:September 9, 2021
Coastlines and People (CoPe) 20-567 Full Proposal:September 9, 2021
Science of Science - Doctoral Dissertation Research Improvement Grants (SoS DDRIG) 19-611 Full Proposal:September 9, 2021
Science of Science: Discovery, Communication, and Impact (SoS:DCI)   Full Proposal:September 9, 2021
Tribal Colleges and Universities Program (TCUP) 18-546 Full Proposal:September 9, 2021
Historically Black Colleges and Universities Undergraduate Program (HBCU-UP) 20-559 Letter of Intent:September 14, 2021
Center for Advancement and Synthesis of Open Environmental Data and Sciences 21-549 Full Proposal:September 15, 2021
Computational and Data-Enabled Science and Engineering in Mathematical and Statistical Sciences (CDS&E-MSS)   Full Proposal:September 15, 2021
NSF Dynamic Language Infrastructure - NEH Documenting Endangered Languages (DLI-DEL) 20-603 Full Proposal:September 15, 2021
Research Experiences for Teachers (RET) in Engineering and Computer Science CCrosscutting 20-584 Full Proposal:September 15, 2021
Competition for the Management of Operations and Maintenance of the National Ecological Observatory Network (NEON) 20-530 Full Proposal:September 17, 2021
Computer and Information Science and Engineering (CISE) Research Initiation Initiative (CRII) 20-593 Full Proposal:September 20, 2021
Mid-scale Research Infrastructure-2 (Mid-scale RI-2) NNSF-wide 21-537 Full Proposal:September 20, 2021
Tribal Colleges and Universities Program (TCUP) 18-546 Full Proposal:September 20, 2021
International Research Experiences for Students (IRES) NNSF-wide 20-598 Full Proposal:September 21, 2021
Cooperative Studies Of The Earth's Deep Interior (CSEDI) 16-572 Full Proposal:September 27, 2021
Probability   Full Proposal:September 27, 2021
Coastlines and People (CoPe) 20-567 Letter of Intent:September 28, 2021
Combinatorics   Full Proposal:September 28, 2021
Foundations   Full Proposal:September 28, 2021
International Research Experiences for Students (IRES) NNSF-wide 20-598 Full Proposal:September 28, 2021
Analysis   Full Proposal:September 30, 2021
Computer and Information Science and Engineering (CISE): Core Programs 20-591 Full Proposal:September 30, 2021
Division of Chemistry: Disciplinary Research Programs (CHE-DRP) 20-577 Full Proposal:September 30, 2021
Secure and Trustworthy Cyberspace (SaTC) CCrosscutting 21-500 Full Proposal:September 30, 2021
WINDOWS ON THE UNIVERSE: THE ERA OF MULTI-MESSENGER ASTROPHYSICS (WoU-MMA)   Full Proposal:September 30, 2021
Inclusion across the Nation of Communities of Learners of Underrepresented Discoverers in Engineering and Science (NSF INCLUDES) (NSF INCLUDES) NNSF-wide 20-569 Letter of Intent:October 4, 2021
Discovery Research PreK-12 (DRK-12) 20-572 Full Proposal:October 6, 2021
ADVANCE: Organizational Change for Gender Equity in STEM Academic Professions (ADVANCE) NNSF-wide 20-554 Full Proposal:October 7, 2021
EHR Core Research (ECR) 19-508 Full Proposal:October 7, 2021
Algebra and Number Theory   Full Proposal:October 8, 2021
Accelerating Research through International Network-to-Network Collaborations (AccelNet) NNSF-wide 21-511 Full Proposal:October 11, 2021
Campus Cyberinfrastructure (CC*) 21-528 Full Proposal:October 11, 2021
NSF Astronomy and Astrophysics Postdoctoral Fellowships (AAPF) 18-574 Full Proposal:October 15, 2021
WINDOWS ON THE UNIVERSE: THE ERA OF MULTI-MESSENGER ASTROPHYSICS (WoU-MMA)   Full Proposal:October 15, 2021
Division of Physics: Investigator-Initiated Research Projects (PHY) 20-580 Full Proposal:October 18, 2021
Research on Emerging Technologies for Teaching and Learning (RETTL) CCrosscutting 20-612 Full Proposal:October 18, 2021
Mathematical Sciences Postdoctoral Research Fellowships (MSPRF) 16-558 Full Proposal:October 20, 2021
Paleo Perspectives on Climate Change (P2C2) 17-582 Full Proposal:October 20, 2021
Coastlines and People (CoPe) 20-567 Full Proposal:October 28, 2021
Division of Chemistry: Disciplinary Research Programs (CHE-DRP) 20-577 Full Proposal:November 1, 2021
Division of Materials Research: Topical Materials Research Programs: Biomaterials (BMAT), Condensed Matter Physics (CMP), Metals and Metallic Nanostructures (MMN), Polymers (POL) (DMR-TMRP BMAT, CMP, MMN, POL) 20-589 Full Proposal:November 1, 2021
SBE Postdoctoral Research Fellowships (SPRF) 18-584 Full Proposal:November 1, 2021
Geometric Analysis   Full Proposal:November 2, 2021
Topology   Full Proposal:November 2, 2021
ADVANCE: Organizational Change for Gender Equity in STEM Academic Professions (ADVANCE) NNSF-wide 20-554 Full Proposal:November 3, 2021
Louis Stokes Alliances for Minority Participation 20-590 Full Proposal:November 5, 2021
Macrosystems Biology and NEON-Enabled Science (MSB-NES) 20-506 Full Proposal:November 8, 2021
PFE: Research Initiation in Engineering Formation (PFE: RIEF) 20-558 Full Proposal:November 9, 2021
Smart Health and Biomedical Research in the Era of Artificial Intelligence and Advanced Data Science (SCH) CCrosscutting 21-530 Full Proposal:November 10, 2021
Historically Black Colleges and Universities Undergraduate Program (HBCU-UP) 20-559 Full Proposal:November 11, 2021
Ocean Sciences Postdoctoral Research Fellowships (OCE-PRF) 21-538 Full Proposal:November 12, 2021
Advanced Technologies and Instrumentation (ATI) 18-576 Full Proposal:November 15, 2021
Applied Mathematics   Full Proposal:November 15, 2021
Astronomy and Astrophysics Research Grants (AAG) 18-575 Full Proposal:November 15, 2021
Division of Physics: Investigator-Initiated Research Projects (PHY) 20-580 Full Proposal:November 15, 2021
NSF/DOE Partnership in Basic Plasma Science and Engineering 19-596 Full Proposal:November 15, 2021
Plasma Physics   Full Proposal:November 15, 2021
WINDOWS ON THE UNIVERSE: THE ERA OF MULTI-MESSENGER ASTROPHYSICS (WoU-MMA)   Full Proposal:November 15, 2021
Ecology and Evolution of Infectious Diseases (EEID) 20-585 Full Proposal:November 17, 2021
Louis Stokes Alliances for Minority Participation 20-590 Full Proposal:November 19, 2021
Collaborative Research in Computational Neuroscience (CRCNS) CCrosscutting 20-609 Full Proposal:November 23, 2021
Division of Physics: Investigator-Initiated Research Projects (PHY) 20-580 Full Proposal:November 24, 2021
WINDOWS ON THE UNIVERSE: THE ERA OF MULTI-MESSENGER ASTROPHYSICS (WoU-MMA)   Full Proposal:November 24, 2021
Archaeology and Archaeometry   Full Proposal:December 1, 2021
Centers of Research Excellence in Science and Technology (CREST) and HBCU Research Infrastructure for Science and Engineering (RISE) 18-509 Full Proposal:December 3, 2021Letter of Intent:December 3, 2021
Division of Physics: Investigator-Initiated Research Projects (PHY) 20-580 Full Proposal:December 7, 2021
Improving Undergraduate STEM Education: Education and Human Resources (IUSE: EHR) 19-601 Full Proposal:December 7, 2021
WINDOWS ON THE UNIVERSE: THE ERA OF MULTI-MESSENGER ASTROPHYSICS (WoU-MMA)   Full Proposal:December 7, 2021
Industry-University Cooperative Research Centers Program (IUCRC) NNSF-wide 20-570 Full Proposal:December 8, 2021
Tribal Colleges and Universities Program (TCUP) 18-546 Full Proposal:December 10, 2021
CISE Community Research Infrastructure (CCRI) 20-610 Letter of Intent:December 14, 2021
Division of Physics: Investigator-Initiated Research Projects (PHY) 20-580 Full Proposal:December 14, 2021
WINDOWS ON THE UNIVERSE: THE ERA OF MULTI-MESSENGER ASTROPHYSICS (WoU-MMA)   Full Proposal:December 14, 2021
Arctic Doctoral Dissertation Research Improvement Grants (Arctic DDRIG) Arctic Social Sciences, Arctic System Sciences, and Arctic Observing Network (DDRIG) 20-597 Full Proposal:December 15, 2021
Cyber-Physical Systems (CPS) 21-551 Full Proposal:December 15, 2021
Oceanographic Facilities and Equipment Support 19-602 Full Proposal:December 15, 2021
Statistics   Full Proposal:December 15, 2021
Archaeology and Archaeometry   Full Proposal:December 20, 2021
Tribal Colleges and Universities Program (TCUP) 18-546 Full Proposal:December 30, 2021
Cyber-Physical Systems (CPS) 21-551 Full Proposal:December 31, 2021