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April 24, 2009
NIH and its partners will extend the electronic application error correction window (the time allowed after the submission deadline to correct errors/warnings identified by the eRA system) to five days for those opportunities with submission dates from April 21, 2009 through May 1, 2009.
Although Grants.gov has not exceeded their 48 hour processing target for the vast majority of application submissions, we understand that many applicants will not have an opportunity to see the results of their submission in eRA Commons before the normal two-day error correction window elapses. This extension should allow applicants sufficient time to correct system identified errors or warnings following on-time submission.
Please note that the five day correction window is temporary - we will return to the normal two-day window on Monday, May 4, 2009. Grants.gov is working on performance enhancing changes that should improve their system's ability to process applications in a timely, efficient manner. We will continue to closely monitor the situation at Grants.gov and will make further adjustments as necessary to protect our applicants' ability to submit on-time.
For more information, view Guide Notice NOT-OD-09-087.