The National Institutes of Health will no longer limit researchers to one chance to resubmit a rejected research proposal. In the future, applicants will be able to repeatedly resubmit the same proposal as a new submission.

Under existing agency policy, researchers who have had a proposal rejected could resubmit that proposal once before they had to submit an entirely new grant application. Reviewers closely evaluate the new proposal and the rejected version to make sure that they are substantially different. The new policy retains one chance for resubmission, but also allows an applicant to resubmit the grant proposal and have it considered as a fresh proposal.


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