Submitting a Grant Application
Several weeks before your submission deadline, please contact your Department Administrator (DA) or grants management office and become familiar with your department’s grant submission policies and instructions. Contact information for Department Administrators can be found in the Mailman School Administrative Directory .
For both electronic and paper submissions, indicate clearly who is responsible for finalizing each grant component and who will officially submit the final grant application. Typically, your DA or grants management office will submit your grant application electronically to Grants.gov . If you are unsure whom to contact, email the R2 Office .
Standard NIH Due Dates
The NIH has three submission cycles for most commonly used grant mechanisms. To learn more about the due dates and additional details, including Review and Award Cycles and Submission Policies (Electronic & Paper Applications) visit Standard Due Dates for Competing Applications .
Mailman School Internal Due Dates
According to Mailman School policy, a draft of your grant must be submitted to the Mailman Grants and Contacts office ten business days prior to the agency due date. The finalized application must be ready for submission five business days before the agency due date. Please review the Mailman Internal Grant Due Dates  as you prepare to submit your grant.
After your grant is submitted, you may receive electronic error and warning messages from Grants.gov. Check your email regularly and be available to communicate with your DA or grants management office in the days following your submission.
Your response to error messages is time sensitive. If you are unsure about how to respond to an error or warning message that you receive after submitting a grant, please contact your grants management office or email the R2 office .