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Reminder: Compliance with NIH Application Format and Content Instructions

NOT-OD-11-080 Reminder: Compliance with NIH Application Format and Content Instructions

The entire notice is available at: http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/notice-files/NOT-OD-11-080.html

NIH staff and reviewers have been finding applications that include inappropriate material in sections of the application without page limits, or circumvent the page limits by adding unallowable material in the Appendix. In these cases, review staff may include an Administrative note in the summary statements to alert applicants to the problem. NIH expects applicants to heed these notes and submit future applications that comply with the application instructions. NIH may withdraw applications from review and funding consideration for egregios cases in which inapprorpriate material has been placed in a section or sections of an application without page limits, or in the Appendix.