One of the ways NIH recognizes service is to allow appointed members of NIH peer review and advisory councils/boards to submit their research grant applications (R01, R21, or R34) on a continuous basis without regard to standard due dates. How can you know if you or someone else is eligible for continuous submission?
Principal investigators with an Internet Assisted Review (IAR) role — i.e. current and former reviewers and advisory committee members — can check if they are eligible for continuous submission of their grant applications by going to their Personal Profile in eRA Commons and looking at the Reviewer Information section (see instructions). A list of currently eligible reviewers is also listed here.
Authorized administrators at applicant organizations can also log into eRA Commons, click the Admin tab>Accounts>Advanced Search and enter a name at their institution to check if the person is eligible for continuous submission.
See the continuous submission policy page for details on the policy.