Special Exception - Submission of A3 Applications During Center for Scientific Review (CSR) Organization
Funding Contact: NINDS Funding Coordinator
Present NIH policy allows consideration of revised applications for only two additional versions (A1 and A2). The policy (<A HREF="http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/notice-files/NOT-OD-03-041.html">http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/notice-files/NOT-OD-03-041.html</A>) was established following analysis of data indicating that investigators who receive initial funding for an amended application have a lower success rate in obtaining support for a follow-on competing application. The likelihood of subsequent success decreased with an increasing number of amendments. After three reviews, it was felt that it was time for investigators to take a fresh approach to their research proposals.