The internal review should be completed and all grant content should be finalized by five days before the grant is due:
Because the grant system can be slow during deadlines, extra time is needed to ensure that NIH receives your grant in a timely manner.
The Grant Specialist will set up a time for you to email your finalized research plan, training plan, appendices, or any other unfinished grant pieces.
It is important that you email your application at the appointed time. This ensures that there is enough time to review and format your application. Applications that are formatted and submitted hurriedly may contain errors that will hurt the chances of a trainee being funded.
The Grant Specialist will verify that all segments of the grant are final and they will check the application for errors. If you would like to be present for this check, you may schedule a time to do so.
You will receive an email from Grants.gov when the grant has been submitted and received.
It may advise you of errors or warnings generated by the automatic system. It is common and sometimes because the computer thinks that an error mightbe there, not because one actually exists.
Forward any errors/warnings to the Grant Specialist immediately who will determine if any action is needed.
You will still need to verify your grant within 48 hours:
Your grant is done. Celebrate as you see fit.