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[September 7, 2023] Who do I list as the Institutional Official? When applying for the NIH Loan Repayment Program (LRP) be sure to list Collette Ryder ( as the Institutional Business Official for purposes of verifying salary and research support. If you have any questions, please contact your Sponsored Programs Officer. Faculty, Postdocs and Resadmin 9/7/2023] 

[November 18, 2022] Continuing Resolutions and Federal Grants
When Congress fails to pass an appropriations bill by the end of the federal fiscal year (September 30), it can pass a continuing resolution (CR) to provide budget authority for federal agencies to continue operating until regular appropriations are enacted. Under a CR, policy provisions from the previous fiscal year’s appropriations legislation are continued and funding is provided at a level equal to or slightly lower than was enacted in the previous fiscal year. We are currently under a CR, which expires December 16, 2022.

During a CR, Federal sponsors:
•    Can make only a limited number of new grant awards
•    May fund existing awards at a reduced level until the budget passes
•    Must fund existing programs
•    Is prohibited by law from launching new initiatives or activities outside the scope of the existing authorization

If you have questions, please contact your Sponsored Programs Officer.

[September 22, 2022] Is there an eligibility extension for the NIH K99/R00 Pathway to Independence Award program due to COVID-19 pandemic-related disruptions?
Usually, investigators must have no more than four years of postdoctoral research experience to be eligible to apply for a K99/R00 Pathway to Independence award. However, due to ongoing disruptions caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, NIH will provide the following eligibility extensions for prospective candidates:
  • Individuals whose eligibility would normally end with the February/March 2022 due dates, the temporary extension would allow them to apply for the K99/R00 in June/July 2022 or October/November 2022.
  • Individuals whose eligibility would normally end with June/July 2022 due dates, the temporary extension would allow them to apply in October/November 2022.
Individuals who have previously received the two-cycle automatic COVID-based eligibility extension for K99 submission are not eligible for an additional extension.

For eligible applicants submitting new or resubmission applications, the two-receipt cycle extension will be automatically accepted by the NIH; no additional documentation is required. However, prospective K99 applicants who wish to receive non-COVID-related extensions (such as those for childbirth, adoption, family, etc.) must continue to provide relevant documentation.

Please refer to the NIH Notice for more details.

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