The application process for HHEAR services involves multiple steps. From the initial application submission to final decision, it takes about 7 months. Application submissions are considered on a rolling basis with approximately six review cycles per year.
Due to challenges in HHEAR operations associated with the COVID-19 pandemic, HHEAR has delayed the internal review of Round 1 applications and the target deadlines for Round 2. The revised schedule is shown below.
To be considered for the Round 4 review process, your Initial Application must be received by October 30, 2020. If you miss an Initial Application deadline, your submission will be considered in the next Round.
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|Activity||Round 1 Dates||Round 2 Dates||Round 3 Dates||Round 4 Dates|
|Initial Application submission deadline||2/28/2020||6/26/2020||8/28/2020||10/30/2020|
|Initial assessment||3/3/2020 through 4/3/2020||6/29/2020 through 8/3/2020||8/31/2020 through 10/5/2020||11/02/2020 through 12/15/2020|
|Consultation and feasibility assessment||5/4/2020 through 5/22/2020||8/17/2020 through 10/2/2020||10/19/2020 through 12/4/2020||01/04/2021 through 02/19/2021|
|Final Application submission deadline||7/3/2020||10/16/2020||12/18/2020||03/05/2021|
|Scientific Expert Panel review||August 2020||December 2020||February 2021||April 2021|
|Final decision||October 2020||January 2021||April 2021||June 2021|