Questions About Cancer? 1-800-4-CANCER

Funding Opportunities for Training by Award Type

How to Apply

Application Receipt Dates and Review Schedule

 Application Receipt Date: New, Renewal*, Revision*, and Resubmission*Initial Review DateCouncil Review DateEarliest Possible Start Date **
Receipt Cycle 1January 25June/JulySeptember/ OctoberDecember
Receipt Cycle 2May 25October/NovemberJanuary/ FebruaryApril
Receipt Cycle 3September 25February/MarchMay/JuneJuly

* The move to electronic applications also has brought a change in terminology. The new Grants.gov terminology (included in the table above) corresponds to traditional NIH terms as follows:

  • New = new
  • Resubmission = a revised or amended application
  • Renewal = Competing Continuation
  • Continuation = Progress Report
  • Revision = Competing Supplement

If the application receipt date falls on a weekend, the application must be postmarked by the application receipt date and received at the Center for Scientific Review (CSR) by the following Monday.

If the application receipt date falls on a holiday, (but not on a weekend), the application must be postmarked by the application receipt date and received at CSR by the following day.

** Start dates are determined by the availability of NCI funds and may not occur until well after the earliest possible start date.