Should I apply to the NIDDK?
All applications are submitted to the NIH Center for Scientific Review (CSR), where they are assigned to the appropriate Institute.
Our research grants support all the research programs funded by NIDDK. If your research is relevant to the NIDDK, then your application most likely will be assigned to the NIDDK by the CSR. You may include a cover letter with your application indicating that you believe the NIDDK is the appropriate Institute for your application.
Who do I contact about my application?
Who you contact about your application is dependent on which phase of the application process you are in.
Before submitting your application:
- Before submitting your application - If you need to discuss whether your application is suitable for the mission of the NIDDK or for a particular Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA), you should contact one of the Program Officers responsible for your area of science.
After submitting your application:
- Before your application has been reviewed - Contact the Scientific Review Officer (SRO) identified in eRA Commons.
- After your application has been reviewed - Contact the Program Officer for your application identified in eRA Commons.
How can I contact NIH staff?
Can I submit an administrative supplement request?
Supplemental funds can be requested for emergency or other situations which result in unforeseen costs, such as natural or manmade disasters that damage the PI's lab or other research resources, failure of essential equipment, or unexpected or increased costs of recruiting subjects or performing laboratory analyses. Requests must be within the scope of research proposed and reviewed in the parent grant.
Prior to submitting a supplement request, it is strongly recommended that Principal Investigators (PIs) speak with the program official associated with the parent grant to discuss eligibility, alignment with Institute expectations/priorities, and availability of funds.
Please note the following regarding administrative supplement requests:
- NIDDK has prioritized its budget to maintain funding of investigator-initiated grants at the highest possible level. Therefore, the institute has little flexibility to support administrative supplements.
- Given this prioritization the number of successful administrative supplement applications will be extremely low and generally limited to rare unforeseen circumstances (e.g., requests to replace key pieces of equipment following a natural disaster).
- Other specialized administrative supplement programs such as Research Supplements to Promote Diversity in Health-Related Research (PA-08-190) and Research Supplements to Promote Re-Entry into Biomedical and Behavioral Research Careers (PA-08-191) are separate from the announcement cited below and are submitted and considered under different circumstances.
- Applicants who are successful in receiving supplemental funds will be informed of the NIDDK’s decision via a Notice of Award.
For application instructions and other requirements please visit the Administrative Supplements to Existing NIH Grants and Cooperative Agreements Funding Announcement (PA-12-100).
Can I send in an update to my grant application?
May I request additional time to submit my application?
If I served on a Special Emphasis Panel recently, can I submit my application late?
It depends. If the FOA you are submitting to has special receipt dates, the answer is no. For regular receipt dates, there is a one- to two-week window in which the NIH will consider accepting late applications. Review service is one of the justifications in the NIH Policy on Late Submission of Grant Applications (NOT-OD-11-035) that may be considered.