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As noted in the September 14, 2022 ORA news, services will go offline on Friday, September 23 and will remain unavailable through Thursday, September 29. NIH due dates that fall on or between Thursday, September 22 and Friday, September 30, 2022 will move to Monday, October 3, 2022.  Yesterday, NIH released additional information for managing the application viewing window during the downtime (see attachment).

In addition, we would like to share that NSF has announced the next webinar in the 2022 NSF Policy Office Webinar Series covering Concept Outlines at NSF.  NSF is elevating the Concept Outline as a new submission type. The primary purpose of the Concept Outline is to ensure that the concept being proposed by the prospective Principal Investigator (PI) is appropriate for the proposal type or funding opportunity, and to help reduce the administrative burden associated with the submission of a full proposal. This session will take place on Tuesday September 27 from 2-3pm EST. Registration and additional information is available at the NSF Policy Office Outreach website.