Since the management of a sponsored award is a shared responsibility between the PI and multiple units on campus including Grants Fiscal Administration and OSP as agents of the grantee institution, it is very important to be up-to-date on project reporting. GFA will submit the required financial reports to the sponsor agency at the appropriate time and it is expected that PIs submit their technical project reports in a timely manner and as outlined in the terms of the award.
Because awards are made to NIU, an inability to submit required reports on time can impact future funding for not only the PI but for the entire university.
Select an agency below for reporting and close-out requirements.
National Science Foundation more >
Principal Investigators (PIs) will use Research.gov to view reporting requirements and create/submit final project reports to NSF.
Final Research Performance Progress Report (RPPR) - The new project reporting service in Research.gov meets the federal government’s requirement that research agencies implement a new reporting format for research and research-related projects called the Research Performance Progress Report (RPPR). Final reports are due within 90 days of the project end date.
Project Outcomes Report - The Project Outcomes Report for the General Public is a required report, written by PIs specifically for the public that provides insight into the outcomes of NSF-funded research.
National Institutes of Health more >
A final progress report is required for any grant that is terminated and any award that will not be extended through award of a new competitive segment, or no-cost extension. If a competitive renewal (Type 2) application has been submitted, whether funded or not, the progress report contained in that application may serve in lieu of a separate final progress report. The report is due within 90 of the end of the project period. There is no form page for the final progress report. At the top of the first page provide the grant number, project title, name of grantee organization, project period (start and end dates), name of the PD/PI, and clearly indicate “Final Progress Report.” All grantees are strongly encouraged to submit the final progress report electronically through the eRA Commons. The final progress report should include a summary of progress made toward the achievement of the originally stated aims, a list of significant results (positive or negative), and a list of publications. Grantees should also report additional information required by the awarding IC in program-specific final progress report instructions.
Final Invention Statement - At the closing of your award, your Invention Disclosure(s) will be certified by the Technology Transfer Office and Sponsored Projects via the PHS Final Invention Statement.
Department of Energy more >
The Department of Energy accepts Invention reports in the Research Performance Progress Report (RPPR) format on their own electronic repository at http://www.osti.gov/elink-24. More information can be found on the DOE Reporting Checklist and Instructions.
NASA more >
All final reports should to be submitted to NSSC-Closeout@mail.nasa.gov