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NIH Announces New Centralized Notifications for Unfunded Applications

Aug 23, 2019, 18:00 PM by Melodi Moore

In an effort to meet its goals of reducing administrative burden, updating business practices and improving efficiency and service to the applicant community, the NIH announced (NOT-OD-19-133) its new centralized, streamlined process for official notification of unfunded applications. 

NIH will begin sending centralized, automated correspondence to applicant organizations to notify of NIH’s intent not to fund the indicated applications. A consolidated email, listing the applications which NIH does not intend to fund, will be sent by the NIH eRA system to the Authorized Organization Representative (AOR)/Signing Official (SO) listed in the grant application and to the Notice of Award email address listed in the applicant’s eRA Commons Institutional Profile File (IPF). The email will be sent approximately 14 months after the application’s council date.

In addition to the official email correspondence, individuals with the privileges to view status, including PIs, will be able to see if an unfunded application notification has been sent for a specific application in eRA Commons.

For more information, please see Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)  and the eRA Online Help web page.