Application Submission Dates

Information about RFA and non-RFA application submission dates.

New Grant Applications


Grant Mechanism Type of Application Cycle I Cycle II Cycle III
R01 New Large Research Projects February 5 June 5 October 5
R03 New Small Research Projects February 16 June 16 October 16
R18 New Large Research Demonstration Projects January 25 May 25 September 25
R13 New Conference Projects Special Timeline
(see PA)
Special Timeline
(see PA)
Special Timeline
(see PA)
R36 New Health Services Dissertation Research Projects Special Timeline
(see PA)
Special Timeline
(see PA)
Special Timeline
(see PA)
K01 & K08 Mentored Research Scientist Development Award (K01)
Mentored Clinical Scientist Development Award (K08)
February 12 June 12 October 12
F32 New Postdoctoral Individual NRSA Awards April 8 August 8 December 8

Renewal, Resubmission, and Revision Applications


Grant Mechanism Type of Application Cycle I Cycle II Cycle III
R01 Large Research Projects March 5 July 5 November 5
R03 Small Research Projects March 16 July 16 November 16
R18 Large Research Demonstration Projects January 25 May 25 September 25
R13 Conference Projects Special Timeline
(see PA)
Special Timeline
(see PA)
Special Timeline
(see PA)
R36 Health Services Dissertation Research Projects Special Timeline
(see PA)
Special Timeline
(see PA)
Special Timeline
(see PA)
K01 & K08 Mentored Research Scientist Development Award (K01)
Mentored Clinical Scientist Development Award (K08)
March 12 July 12 November 12
F32 Postdoctoral Individual NRSA Awards April 8 August 8 December 8

The move to electronic applications also has brought a change in terminology. The new Grants.gov terminology (included in the table above) corresponds to traditional National Institutes of Health (NIH) terms as follows:

  • New = new.
  • Resubmission = a revised or amended application.
  • Renewal = Competing Continuation.
  • Continuation = Noncompeting Progress Report.
  • Revision = Competing Supplement.

Note: For RFA application receipt dates, please check the individual grant solicitation.

Page last reviewed July 2015
Internet Citation: Application Submission Dates. July 2015. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD. http://www.ahrq.gov/funding/process/dates/index.html