NIH has sent out a reminder that recent updates were made to the continuous submission deadlines. Deadlines for submission to be able to be reviewed by the council have been pushed back by about 1 week. For example, a non-AIDS R01 application due October 5 for May Council Review may be submitted by a continuous submission-eligible PI/PD through December 10th. If the application is received on or after December 11th, then the application will be assigned to the October Council for review. See Table 1 in the NIH Notice NOT-OD-20-060.
Continuous Submission applies to NIH applications that are both submitted with continuous submission-eligible PI/PD and submitted to R01, R21, and R34 FOAs with standard due dates (including AIDS due dates).