COVID-19: News & Resources
In a July Open Mike post, Michael Lauer, MD, NIH deputy director for extramural research, discussed the pandemic’s effects on non-COVID research and the research workforce. To understand early effects, NIH analyzed the number of incoming new and competing renewal research grant applications received between May 1 and June 5 in 2017 – 2020.
Do not include contingency plans (i.e., outlining steps needed to recover from COVID-19-related emergency situations or institutional return-to-the-workplace plans) in NIH grant applications. If necessary, NIH staff will request and consider COVID-19 contingency plans before funding.
NIH grant reviewers will continue to be instructed to: