To withdraw an application after it has been validated by eRA Commons and moved on to the Center for Scientific Review, an institutional representative or the principal investigator should write a brief letter requesting the application be withdrawn.
- Include in the letter:
- Name of the principal investigator or project director (use the contact PD/PI for a multi-PI application)
- Application number
- Title of the application
- Funding opportunity announcement number
- Have it signed by an authorized organization representative
- E-mail it to the Division of Receipt and Referral, Center for Scientific Review at firstname.lastname@example.org
Keep in mind that withdrawing the application after review does not negate the review.
- If a new application is withdrawn after receiving the summary statement, then a resubmission application is allowed. The review stands, and peer reviewers will have access to the summary statement if the application is resubmitted.
- If a new application is withdrawn after a review outcome (i.e., score, ND, or NR) is available, but before the summary statement is released, then the opportunity to submit a resubmission is lost since the resubmission has to respond to the issues in the summary statement. Also note that under this scenario you may not submit a duplicate application as a new submission.
- If a resubmission is withdrawn after review, the same application cannot be submitted again.