Electronic grant applications must be successfully received by Grants.gov in order to be considered “on time.” Effective April 1, 2006, applications must be received no later than 5:00 p.m. local time (of the applicant institution/organization) on the submission date(s) described in a funding opportunity announcement. Please note that the Grants.gov timestamp will continue to be expressed in Eastern Time.
Writing or renewing an NIH grant application? New SF424 R&R forms require specific versions of Adobe Reader to ensure the forms work properly. Incorrect versions may prevent successful submission of your application to Grants.gov. See NIH’s See NIH’s eSubmission Web site and the guidance on the Transition to Adobe-based forms for more information.