The National Institutes of Health’s Office of Extramural Research (OER) has developed a web page, Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19): Information for NIH Applicants and Recipients of NIH Funding. The web page provides guidance related to NIH funding during the COVID-19 public health emergency. The page also includes funding opportunities specific to COVID-19 as well as a new video message from Michael Lauer, M.D., Deputy Director for Extramural Research that addresses some of the most commonly asked questions.
Furthermore, in response to concerns about the ability to submit applications in a timely manner, OER has published a notice announcing that grant applications submitted late for due dates between March 9, 2020, and May 1, 2020, will be accepted through May 1, 2020. This notice applies to all relevant funding opportunity announcements, including those that indicate no late applications will be accepted. A cover letter providing a justification is not required. NIH will be extending the expiration date of most FOAs expiring between now and May 1. Be sure to read the notice carefully for details.