Progress Reports

The Pre-Award Team takes the lead assisting investigators with yearly progress reporting to sponsors by: 

  • generating a draft of the administrative progress report sections (effort levels, estimated unobligated balance, lists of publications, etc.)
  • submitting it to investigators for their review
  • working closely with the Post-Award Finance team to make adjustments when needed

Depending on the Sponsor, different types of Progress Reports might be required. 

For NIH, these include the following:

  • NIH: Research Performance Progress Report (RPPR)

There are three types of RPPRs, all of which use the NIH RPPR Instruction Guide.

  1. Annual RPPR – Use to describe a grant’s scientific progress, identify significant changes, report on personnel, and describe plans for the subsequent budget period or year.

  2. Final RPPR – Use as part of the grant closeout process to submit project outcomes in addition to the information submitted on the annual RPPR, except budget and plans for the upcoming year.

  3. Interim RPPR – Use when submitting a renewal (Type 2) application. If the Type 2 is not funded, the interim RPPR will serve as the Final RPPR for the project. If the Type 2 is funded, the interim RPPR will serve as the annual RPPR for the final year of the previous competitive segment. The data elements collected on the Interim RPPR are the same as for the Final RPPR, including project outcomes.

The PI’s feedback is most valuable in answering the scientific progress-related questions listed here