Requests for grant application withdrawals to NIH can now be submitted electronically on the eRA Commons via the new Prior Approvals tab. These requests can be initiated by the PI or your Contract & Grant Officer (AOR), but the AOR is the only one that can submit the request to NIH.
Other processes going electronic in the coming year — submitting a prior approval request for an application with 500k or more in direct costs per budget period; submitting a prior approval request for a change of PI (and pre-award change of PI); no-cost extensions for institutions that have already submitted one; and more. Plus, in the future, eRA Commons will display the status of whether these requests were approved or denied.
For detailed information on the process, please visit the following NIH site: https://nexus.od.nih.gov/all/2016/08/30/electronic-withdrawal-era-commons/
If you have any questions, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Jonathan K. Lew, MPA
Sponsored Projects Administration
UCI Office of Research
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