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To document progress of a noncompeting grant through a Research Performance Progress Report (RPPR) and document a program officer's evaluation of the progress report in IMPAC.
Except for those with multiyear awards, NIH grantees must submit annual reports describing scientific progress and identifying changes in objectives, scope, or key personnel.
Multiyear awards receive all funding in the first year and have different rules. For more information, go to NIH Instructions for Progress Reports for Multiyear Funded (MYF) Awards.
NIAID program officers review each progress report to determine whether NIAID will continue funding a project, and NIAID grants management specialists evaluate each grant's administrative and fiscal status. Both must approve a progress report before NIAID can issue an award.
RPPRs are due 45 days before the grant anniversary date; 60 days for fellowships.
NIH does not notify grantees that a progress report is late, and will delay awards until all reporting elements are complete.
Find more information in Understand the Annual Progress Report in the Strategy for NIH Funding.
Note: This SOP covers awards that submit a Research Performance Progress Report (RPPR) through the eRA Commons. For awards that require a PHS 2590 progress report, go to the PHS 2590 Progress Report SOP.
Grantees with questions should contact the grants management specialist or program officer listed in the eRA Commons. For more information, read Communicating With NIAID—How to Get Help.
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Last Updated August 14, 2013
Last Reviewed June 04, 2013