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What happens to my grant after submission?

What happens to my grant 

financial assistance mechanism providing money, property, or both to an eligible entity to carry out an approved project or activity. A grant is used whenever the NIH 
National Institutes of Health (NIH)
the United State's medical research agency, a federal government agency composed of diverse Institutes and Centers that conduct and support biomedical and behavioral research. NIH Homepage.
Institute or Center anticipates no substantial programmatic involvement with the recipient during performance of the financially assisted activities.
after submission?

The Center for Scientific Review ( CSR 

Center for Scientific Review (CSR)
the portal for NIH grant applications and their review for scientific merit. It organizes the peer review groups that evaluate the majority (70%) of the research grant applications sent to NIH. CSR Homepage
) is the central receipt point for all new, revised, competing continuation, and competing supplement applications submitted to the NIH whether they are unsolicited or in response to a RFA 
Requests for Applications (RFA)
initiatives sponsored by one or more NIH institutes or centers that stimulate research by requesting grant applications in a well-defined scientific area.
/ RFP 
Requests for Proposals (RFP)
initiatives sponsored by an NIH institute for a contract to meet a specific need, such as the development of an animal model or circulatory assist devices or a specific multicenter clinical trial.
/ PA 
Program Announcements (PA)
NIH announcements requesting grant applications in stated scientific areas where money is generally not set aside to pay for the grants.
.  CSR Referral Officers will assign the application to a review group and an Institute based on the type of grant mechanism, the scientific focus of the application and any request by the applicant.  CSR provides detailed information about the Submission and Assignment Process.

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