How to Apply
Applications are to be submitted electronically using the SF424 (R&R) following the instructions in the Part I.7, " Preparing an Individual Research Career Development Award (CDA) Application" and Section IV of the program announcement.
When the program-specific instructions deviate from those in the Application Guide, follow the program-specific instructions. Applications that do not comply with these instructions may be delayed or not be accepted for review.
Application Receipt Dates and Review Schedule
|Receipt Date: New Application||Receipt Date: Resubmission application||Initial Review||Council Review||Earliest Possible Start Date*|
|Receipt Cycle 1||February 12||March 12||June/July||September/October||December|
|Receipt Cycle 2||June 12||July 12||October/November||January/February||April|
|Receipt Cycle 3||October 12||November 12||February/March||May/June||July|
Applications are due by 5 pm local time.
When a standard submission date falls on a weekend or Federal holiday, the application deadline is automatically extended to the next business day.
* Start dates are determined by the availability of NCI funds and may not occur until well after the earliest possible start date.