Conference Grant (R13) Application Procedures
National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute
National Institutes of Health
November 9, 2012
As a result of the passage of the NIH Reform Act of 2006, all
research grant applications, regardless of cost, must undergo
secondary review by the National Advisory Council prior to making an
award. This requirement for Council review of R13 applications means
that the date that the application is submitted must be early enough
to allow the award to be made prior to the conference meeting date.
The following table shows the letter of intent deadline and the
application receipt date necessary for the NHLBI to provide timely
support for a conference. Conference grants must be awarded prior to
the meeting date. Consequently, the applicant must choose a receipt
date that allows for an award prior to the meeting. Conference grant
applications must be submitted electronically through
||January through April
||May through August
It is anticipated that expedited Council review will occur
within approximately one month after the summary statement release.
Approved and uncomplicated applications may receive Notices of Grant
Award within a few weeks after expedited Council review.
Letters Requesting Permission to Submit
Permission to submit a conference grant application must be
requested at least six weeks before the application receipt date.
The letter from the NHLBI contact that documents permission to
submit an R13 application must be included with the application,
along with the identification of any IC that may have an interest in
providing additional co-funding support.
The Director, NHLBI, approves each request to fund a conference
grant. Other ICs contributing funds to NHLBI conference grants must
have a dual assignment and are required to complete their own
approval process within their respective ICs prior to forwarding any
For additional information on the conference grant (R13)
mechanism, prospective applicants should consult the following
Contact individuals for additional information regarding
conference grant applications can be found on the following Web
NIH Support for Conferences and Scientific Meetings (Parent