OSP | Office of Sponsored Programs


  • Office of Sponsored Programs
    Wisconsin (4200) Suite 300

Mailing Address
Campus Aerial

Welcome to the Office of Sponsored Programs


AU Faculty and staff are invited to attend a half-day sponsored research resources information session. During the information session, AU research support operations and outside grants and intellectual property consultants will discuss the following topics: 1.Pre-Award Processes and Services, Post-Award Processes and Services, Library Resources for Funding Opportunities and Increasing Research Impact, Grant Application Writing and Editing Support Services, Campus Research Support Services and Intellectual Property Processes at AU.Continental breakfast will begin at 8:30am. You are welcome to attend all or part of the information session. A 1-on-1 meeting can be scheduled with the grant application writing and editing consultants.

Please RSVP to Abrown@american.edu

No later than September 5, 2014Wednesday, September 24, 2014 9:00am to 12:00pm Hughes Hall Formal Lounge

NIH Changes Resubmission Policy

Background of previous Resubmission Policy:

In 2009, NIH revised its resubmission policy by limiting the number of resubmission applications from two (2) to one (1). The policy specified that if the resubmission application was not funded, the application had to be substantially different in content and scope in order to be eligible for submission as a new application.

New Resubmission Policy:

On April 17, 2014, NIH announced a change to the resubmission policy. While the new policy still allows a single resubmission per application, ideas that were unsuccessfully submitted as a resubmission (A1) may now be presented in a new grant application (A0) without having to substantially redesign the content and scope of the project.

Benefit and Impact of New Resubmission Policy:

The resubmission of an idea as new means the application will be considered without an association to a previous submission; that the applicant will not provide an introduction to spell out how the application has changed or respond to previous reviews; and reviewers will be instructed to review it as a new idea even if they have seen it in prior cycles. While there may not be major changes to the research direction of these previously reviewed ideas, NIH expects that applicants will nevertheless take advantage of previous reviewers’ comments to strengthen the applications for each submission.

NIH recognized that it may see an increase in the number of applications per the new policy but emphasized the new policy does not address the fact that NIH funding is still tight—that it will not be able to fund any more projects because of the policy. However, NIH stated it will closely monitor the impact and benefit of the new policy. 

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