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Checking the Status of Your Application

After submission, you may find out about the receipt and assignment of your application by logging onto your NIH eRA Commons  account and viewing your application. The assignment of your application to a specific Institute or Center usually takes about a week to appear in the Commons, but the assignment to your specific program officer will take longer, and an interim program officer assignment may appear in the Commons for some time.

The assignment of your application to a specific review committee and scientific review officer (SRO) may also take about a month or so to appear in the Commons. It is advisable to wait until you see an SRO assigned in the Commons to find out where your application has been assigned for review. If you have a question about review assignment, you can contact the SRO or send an inquiry to nimhreviewassign@mail.nih.gov. Before the review takes place, any questions about the review process should be directed to the SRO, whose contact details are available on the Commons.

Finding Your Score

Usually within one week of the review committee (study section) meeting all application scores will be available in the eRA Commons .

Possible outcomes include:

  • Application receives a priority/overall impact score and percentile;
  • Application receives a priority/overall impact score and no percentile (not all applications receive a percentile).
  • Application not discussed (receives full written review); or
  • Application not recommended for further consideration (NRFC) - application cannot receive funding, though a resubmission is possible. Given the serious concerns of an NRFC vote, such a resubmission may not be advisable. It is recommended you discuss with program staff.

PI’s whose applications were scored as competitive may receive a request to send additional administrative information to the funding Institute or Center. Please note that only a portion of the applications in this group will eventually be funded and the request for this just-in-time information  is NOT a guarantee that your application has been selected for funding.

Summary Statement

Within four to six weeks of the peer review committee meeting, the summary statement will be available on the eRA Commons . The SRO prepares the summary statement which contains:

  • Overall resume and summary of review discussion (if discussed);
  • Critiques by the reviewers, including scores for the five main review criteria;
  • Priority/Overall Impact score and percentile (if discussed; also not all applications receive a percentile);
  • Budget recommendations; and
  • Administrative notes.

The summary statement becomes the official Institute/Center record of the recommendations made by the peer review committee. Once the summary statement is available, you may contact your program officer (listed on the summary statement) if you have any questions.