Due to the exceptional impact of Hurricane Maria, we want to assure grantees that NIH will be doing our part to help you continue your research. Recently, we published an NIH Guide Notice that outlines the application and report submission flexibilities available for Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands. We have previously published guidance for those affected by other major hurricanes this year (Hurricane Harvey and Hurricane Irma) and we update our Extramural Response to Natural Disasters web page with the most recent guide notices related to natural disasters. This page also has additional helpful resources, including guidance on animal welfare issues.
We will be continuing to monitor the situation closely, identifying ways we can help as outlined on the Extramural Response to Natural Disasters page, and publishing additional information in the NIH Guide.