Health Services Research & Development

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Intent to Submit Website

Investigators planning to submit Merit Review proposals for the December 15 (Cycle I-Winter) or June 15 (Cycle III-Summer) deadlines must submit an Intent to Submit (ITS). The ITS is a key step in the proposal submission process. It is intended to assist investigators by ensuring that their research is appropriate to the goals of HSR&D and VA. The ITS process also provides HSR&D the opportunity to plan for resources and conduct other administrative functions that allow for an efficient and effective review cycle. The ITS is an electronic submission which can be accessed at: From the home page, choose the HSR&D ITS option from the menu on the left.

Questions regarding ITS may be addressed to

HSR&D encourages investigators to also communicate with the appropriate portfolio manager, as identified on the HSR&D web site

For detailed information, please refer to the funding section of the HSR&D web site at