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How to Apply

Applications are to be submitted electronically. In submitting an application for the K25 Award, the applicant must use the SF424(R&R) Application Guide. Applicants must read and follow all application instructions in the Application Guide as well as any program-specific instructions noted in Section IV

When the program-specific instructions deviate from those in the Application Guide, follow the program-specific instructions in the program announcement. Applications that do not comply with these instructions may be delayed or not be accepted for review.

For assistance with application submission, please see the Frequently Asked Questions and/or contact eRA Commons Help Desk/ contact Center.

Application Receipt Dates and Review Schedule

 Receipt Date: New ApplicationReceipt Date: Resubmission ApplicationInitial ReviewCouncil ReviewEarliest Possible Start Date**
Receipt Cycle 1February 12March 12June/JulySeptember/OctoberDecember
Receipt Cycle 2June 12July 12October/NovemberJanuary/FebruaryApril
Receipt Cycle 3October 12November 12February/MarchMay/JuneJuly

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.

  • Updated: February 1, 2012