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 your agency for information on progress reporting:
National Science Foundation More >
Principal Investigators (PIs) will use Research.gov to view reporting requirements and create/submit annual, final, and interim project reports to NSF.
PIs who attempt to access project reports from FastLane will be redirected to Research.gov.
PIs will now see Project Outcomes Reports in their Project Report Dashboard on Research.gov along with annual, final, and interim project reports.
Sponsored Project Officers (SPOs) will be able to search for and view reports through Research.gov or FastLane.
NSF will withhold awards for all key personnel who are delinquent in submitting project reports. This means if you’re a co-PI on an award with a late report, NSF will delay new awards you may be expecting either as a PI or Co-PI. So if you as PI are delinquent on a report, you can also jeopardize a collaborator’s award, which can reflect negatively on the University.
National Institutes of Health More >
The National Institutes of Health (NIH) has announced new procedures and instructions for submitting annual progress reports for awards that are funded for multiple years at one time. These "multi-year funded (MYF) awards" are not funded incrementally in budget years, but are instead funded fully at the start of the project period. This includes awards made under the Academic Research Enhancement Award (R15) mechanism, among others. OSP has developed detailed guidance and instructions to assist PI/PDs with developing and submitting a MYF progress report. If you have questions about this process, please contact the OSP Award Coordinator.
A Streamlined Non-competing Award Procedure (eSNAP) progress report is a streamlined version of the annual progress report requirements. Only limited information is required for each submission.
All NIH grantees have the option to use the Research Performance Progress Report (RPPR) for Streamlined Non-competing Award Process (SNAP) and Fellowship progress reports. OSP encourages PIs to submit SNAP reports via the eSNAP function in the eRA Commons.
The format and structure of the RPPR differs from eSNAP, and the applicable provisions, albeit in a modified manner, to all RPPRs. Please see Modified Annual Progress Reports (eSNAP).
Department of Energy More >