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

Small Business Innovation Research Program Phase I (SBIR) NNSF-wide 20-527 Full Proposal:September 3, 2020
Small Business Innovation Research Program Phase II NNSF-wide 20-545 Full Proposal:September 3, 2020
Small Business Technology Transfer Program Phase I (STTR) NNSF-wide 20-528 Full Proposal:September 3, 2020
Small Business Technology Transfer Program Phase II NNSF-wide 20-546 Full Proposal:September 3, 2020
Tribal Colleges and Universities Program (TCUP) 18-546 Full Proposal:September 4, 2020
Historically Black Colleges and Universities Undergraduate Program (HBCU-UP) 20-559 Letter of Intent:September 8, 2020
Industry-University Cooperative Research Centers Program (IUCRC) NNSF-wide 20-570 Full Proposal:September 8, 2020
Coastlines and People (CoPe) 20-567 Full Proposal:September 9, 2020
Tribal Colleges and Universities Program (TCUP) 18-546 Full Proposal:September 9, 2020
Industry-University Cooperative Research Centers Program (IUCRC) NNSF-wide 20-570 Preliminary Proposal:September 16, 2020
Tribal Colleges and Universities Program (TCUP) 18-546 Full Proposal:September 21, 2020
Coastlines and People (CoPe) 20-567 Letter of Intent:September 28, 2020
Tribal Colleges and Universities Program (TCUP) 18-546 Full Proposal:September 28, 2020
Advanced Technological Education (ATE) 18-571 Full Proposal:October 1, 2020
EHR Core Research (ECR) 19-508 Full Proposal:October 1, 2020
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 5, 2020
Historically Black Colleges and Universities - Excellence in Research (HBCU - EiR) NNSF-wide 20-542 Full Proposal:October 6, 2020
Historically Black Colleges and Universities Undergraduate Program (HBCU-UP) 20-559 Full Proposal:October 6, 2020
Discovery Research PreK-12 (DRK-12) 20-572 Full Proposal:October 7, 2020
Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP) NNSF-wide 20-587 Full Proposal:October 19, 2020Full Proposal:October 20, 2020Full Proposal:October 21, 2020Full Proposal:October 22, 2020
Coastlines and People (CoPe) 20-567 Full Proposal:October 28, 2020
Cyberinfrastructure for Sustained Scientific Innovation (CSSI): CCrosscutting 20-592 Full Proposal:October 28, 2020
ADVANCE: Organizational Change for Gender Equity in STEM Academic Professions (ADVANCE) NNSF-wide 20-554 Letter of Intent:November 3, 2020
Innovations in Graduate Education (IGE) Program NNSF-wide 20-595 Full Proposal:November 4, 2020
International Research Experiences for Students (IRES) NNSF-wide 20-598 Full Proposal:November 9, 2020
Harnessing the Data Revolution: Coordination Hub (HDR Central) NNSF-wide 20-600 Full Proposal:November 12, 2020
Historically Black Colleges and Universities Undergraduate Program (HBCU-UP) 20-559 Full Proposal:November 12, 2020
International Research Experiences for Students (IRES) NNSF-wide 20-598 Full Proposal:November 12, 2020
Improving Undergraduate STEM Education: Pathways into the Earth, Ocean, Polar and Atmospheric & Geospace Sciences (GEOPAths) 20-516 Letter of Intent:November 17, 2020
NSF Dynamic Language Infrastructure - NEH Documenting Endangered Languages (DLI-DEL) 20-603 Full Proposal:November 18, 2020
Louis Stokes Alliances for Minority Participation 20-590 Full Proposal:November 20, 2020
Improving Undergraduate STEM Education: Education and Human Resources (IUSE: EHR) 19-601 Full Proposal:December 1, 2020
Small Business Innovation Research Program Phase I (SBIR) NNSF-wide 20-527 Full Proposal:December 3, 2020
Small Business Innovation Research Program Phase II NNSF-wide 20-545 Full Proposal:December 3, 2020
Small Business Technology Transfer Program Phase I (STTR) NNSF-wide 20-528 Full Proposal:December 3, 2020
Small Business Technology Transfer Program Phase II NNSF-wide 20-546 Full Proposal:December 3, 2020
Centers of Research Excellence in Science and Technology (CREST) and HBCU Research Infrastructure for Science and Engineering (RISE) 18-509 Full Proposal:December 4, 2020Letter of Intent:December 4, 2020
National Artificial Intelligence (AI) Research Institutes NNSF-wide 20-604 Full Proposal:December 4, 2020
Tribal Colleges and Universities Program (TCUP) 18-546 Full Proposal:December 10, 2020
Alliances for Graduate Education and the Professoriate (AGEP) 16-552 Full Proposal:December 11, 2020
Industry-University Cooperative Research Centers Program (IUCRC) NNSF-wide 20-570 Full Proposal:December 16, 2020
Tribal Colleges and Universities Program (TCUP) 18-546 Full Proposal:December 30, 2020
Cyberlearning for Work at the Human-Technology Frontier 17-598 Full Proposal:January 11, 2021
Advancing Informal STEM Learning (AISL) 20-607 Full Proposal:January 12, 2021
Improving Undergraduate STEM Education: Hispanic-Serving Institutions (HSI Program) 20-599 Full Proposal:January 13, 2021
Partnerships for Innovation (PFI) NNSF-wide 19-506 Full Proposal:January 13, 2021
Major Research Instrumentation Program: (MRI) NNSF-wide 18-513 Full Proposal:January 19, 2021
Research Coordination Networks in Undergraduate Biology Education (RCN-UBE) 18-510 Full Proposal:January 19, 2021
Training-based Workforce Development for Advanced Cyberinfrastructure (CyberTraining) CCrosscutting 19-524 Full Proposal:January 20, 2021
Improving Undergraduate STEM Education: Pathways into the Earth, Ocean, Polar and Atmospheric & Geospace Sciences (GEOPAths) 20-516 Full Proposal:January 26, 2021
Inclusion across the Nation of Communities of Learners of Underrepresented Discoverers in Engineering and Science (NSF INCLUDES) (NSF INCLUDES) NNSF-wide 20-569 Full Proposal:January 26, 2021
Quantum Leap Challenge Institutes (QLCI) NNSF-wide 19-559 Full Proposal:February 1, 2021
Spectrum Innovation Initiative: National Center for Wireless Spectrum Research (SII-Center) CCrosscutting 20-557 Letter of Intent:February 1, 2021
Improving Undergraduate STEM Education: Education and Human Resources (IUSE: EHR) 19-601 Full Proposal:February 2, 2021
ADVANCE: Organizational Change for Gender Equity in STEM Academic Professions (ADVANCE) NNSF-wide 20-554 Full Proposal:February 4, 2021
Computer Science for All (CSforAll: Research and RPPs) CCrosscutting 20-539 Full Proposal:February 10, 2021
Improving Undergraduate STEM Education: Hispanic-Serving Institutions (HSI Program) 20-599 Full Proposal:February 10, 2021
Centers of Research Excellence in Science and Technology (CREST) and HBCU Research Infrastructure for Science and Engineering (RISE) 18-509 Supplement:February 11, 2021Full Proposal:February 11, 2021
NSF Dynamic Language Infrastructure - NEH Documenting Endangered Languages (DLI-DEL) 20-603 Full Proposal:February 15, 2021
Ethical and Responsible Research (ER2) 19-609 Full Proposal:February 22, 2021
EHR Core Research (ECR): Building Capacity in STEM Education Research (ECR: BCSER) 20-521 Full Proposal:February 26, 2021
Industry-University Cooperative Research Centers Program (IUCRC) NNSF-wide 20-570 Preliminary Proposal:March 10, 2021
NSF Scholarships in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (S-STEM) 20-526 Full Proposal:March 31, 2021
NSF Innovation Corps Hubs Program (I-CorpsTM Hubs) NNSF-wide 20-529 Full Proposal:April 1, 2021
Spectrum Innovation Initiative: National Center for Wireless Spectrum Research (SII-Center) CCrosscutting 20-557 Full Proposal:April 1, 2021
EPSCoR Research Infrastructure Improvement Track 4: EPSCoR Research Fellows (RII Track-4) NNSF-wide 20-543 Full Proposal:April 13, 2021
ADVANCE: Organizational Change for Gender Equity in STEM Academic Professions (ADVANCE) NNSF-wide 20-554 Preliminary Proposal:April 22, 2021
Louis Stokes Alliances for Minority Participation 20-590 Full Proposal:June 1, 2021
Tribal Colleges and Universities Program (TCUP) 18-546 Full Proposal:June 4, 2021
Industry-University Cooperative Research Centers Program (IUCRC) NNSF-wide 20-570 Full Proposal:June 9, 2021
Tribal Colleges and Universities Program (TCUP) 18-546 Full Proposal:June 10, 2021
Partnerships for Innovation (PFI) NNSF-wide 19-506 Full Proposal:July 14, 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
Improving Undergraduate STEM Education: Education and Human Resources (IUSE: EHR) 19-601 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
Innovative Technology Experiences for Students and Teachers (ITEST) 19-583 Full Proposal:August 13, 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
Established Program to Stimulate Competitive Research: Workshop Opportunities (EPS-WO) (EPS-WO) NNSF-wide 19-588 Full Proposal:Accepted Anytime
Facilitating Research at Primarily Undergraduate Institutions: NNSF-wide 14-579 Full Proposal:Accepted Anytime
Innovation Corps - National Innovation Network Teams Program (I-CorpsTM Teams) NNSF-wide 18-515 Full Proposal:Accepted Anytime
Research Coordination Networks CCrosscutting 17-594 Full Proposal:Accepted Anytime
Secure and Trustworthy Cyberspace (SaTC) 19-603 Full Proposal:Accepted Anytime
Accelerating Discovery: Educating the Future STEM Workforce (AD)    
Accelerating Research through International Network-to-Network Collaborations (AccelNet) NNSF-wide 19-501  
CyberCorps(R) Scholarship for Service (SFS) 19-521  
Enabling Quantum Leap: Quantum Idea Incubator for Transformational Advances in Quantum Systems (QII - TAQS) NNSF-wide 19-532  
EPSCoR Research Infrastructure Improvement Program Track-1: (RII Track-1) NNSF-wide 15-566  
EPSCoR Research Infrastructure Improvement Program Track-1: (RII Track-1) NNSF-wide 20-571  
EPSCoR Research Infrastructure Improvement Program Track-3: Building Diverse Communities (RII Track-4) NNSF-wide 13-553  
EPSCoR Research Infrastructure Improvement Program: Track-2 Focused EPSCoR Collaborations (RII Track-2 FEC) NNSF-wide 16-511  
EPSCoR Research Infrastructure Improvement Program: Track-2 Focused EPSCoR Collaborations (RII Track-2 FEC) NNSF-wide 20-504  
Future Manufacturing (FM) 20-552  
Future of Work at the Human-Technology Frontier: Core Research (FW-HTF) NNSF-wide 20-515  
Graduate Research Internship Program (GRIP)    
GROWING CONVERGENCE RESEARCH (GCR) NNSF-wide 19-551  
Harnessing the Data Revolution (HDR): Data Science Corps (DSC) NNSF-wide 19-518  
Harnessing the Data Revolution (HDR): Institutes for Data-Intensive Research in Science and Engineering - Frameworks (I-DIRSE-FW) NNSF-wide 19-549  
Harnessing the Data Revolution (HDR): Institutes for Data-Intensive Research in Science and Engineering - Ideas Labs (I-DIRSE-IL) NNSF-wide 19-543  
Harnessing the Data Revolution (HDR): Transdisciplinary Research in Principles of Data Science Phase I NNSF-wide 19-550  
Improving Undergraduate STEM Education: Computing in Undergraduate Education (IUSE: CUE) 19-546  
Inclusion Across the Nation of Communities of Learners of Underrepresented Discoverers in Engineering and Science (NSF INCLUDES) NNSF-wide 19-600  
IUSE / Professional Formation of Engineers: Revolutionizing Engineering Departments (IUSE/PFE: RED) 19-614  
Mid-scale Research Infrastructure-1 (Mid-scale RI-1) NNSF-wide 19-537  
Mid-scale Research Infrastructure-2 (Mid-scale RI-2) NNSF-wide 19-542  
National Nanotechnology Coordinated Infrastructure (NNCI) NNSF-wide 15-519  
National Robotics Initiative 2.0: Ubiquitous Collaborative Robots (NRI-2.0) 20-522  
National Science Foundation Research Traineeship (NRT) Program NNSF-wide 19-522  
Navigating the New Arctic (NNA) NNSF-wide 20-514  
Navigating the New Arctic Community Office (NNA-CO) NNSF-wide 20-549  
NSF Director's Award for Distinguished Teaching Scholars (DTS) 04-594  
Partnerships between Science and Engineering Fields and the NSF TRIPODS Institutes N NSF-wideCCrosscutting 18-542  
Partnerships for Enhanced Engagement in Research (PEER) NNSF-wide    
Partnerships for International Research and Education (PIRE) NNSF-wide 16-571  
Presidential Awards for Excellence in Science, Mathematics and Engineering Mentoring (PAESMEM) 16-534  
Robert Noyce Teacher Scholarship Program 17-541  
Science and Technology Centers: Integrative Partnerships NNSF-wide 19-567  
Secure and Trustworthy Cyberspace Frontiers (SaTC Frontiers) 19-572  
Small Business Innovation Research Program Phase I (SBIR) NNSF-wide 18-593  
Small Business Innovation Research Program Phase I (SBIR) NNSF-wide 19-554  
Small Business Technology Transfer Program Phase I (STTR) NNSF-wide 18-592  
Smart and Connected Communities (S&CC) 19-564  
Understanding the Rules of Life: Building a Synthetic Cell NNSF-wide 18-599  
Understanding the Rules of Life: Epigenetics NNSF-wide 20-512  
Understanding the Rules of Life: Microbiome Theory and Mechanisms (URoL:MTM) NNSF-wide 20-513  
EHR Core Research: Production Engineering Education and Research (ECR) 19-557 Current but no longer receiving proposals
National Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics Education Digital Library (NSDL) 08-554 Current but no longer receiving proposals
National STEM Education Distributed Learning (NSDL) 10-545 Current but no longer receiving proposals
Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics Talent Expansion Program (STEP) 11-550 Current but no longer receiving proposals
STEM + Computing K-12 Education (STEM+C)   Current but no longer receiving proposals
Widening Implementation & Demonstration of Evidence-Based Reforms (WIDER) 13-552 Current but no longer receiving proposals
Integrative Strategies for Understanding Neural and Cognitive Systems (NCS) CCrosscutting 18-533 Waiting for new publication