Technical Progress and Final Reports

Guideline Date: September 2017      Revision: 1     Last Review: August 2017

As prescribed in the award terms and conditions, sponsoring agencies require a variety of project reports from the award recipient. Sponsors can and do suspend funding in cases where progress or final reports are not submitted in a timely fashion. Required reports include the following:

Technical Progress Reports

The principal investigator (PI) is responsible for submitting all required technical progress reports (including the final progress report) to the award sponsor. In addition, copies of reports should be forwarded to the assigned post-award grant accountant in Sponsored Projects. Sponsored Projects accepts reports electronically via email. Progress report content requirements are specified in the award terms and conditions and typically include the following:

  • Identification information (project title, grant/contract number, PI contact information, period of performance, including authorized extensions, etc.)
  • Significant results of the project
  • Technical difficulties and solutions
  • List of publications including articles in progress
  • A discussion of milestones and/or deliverables

Final Financial Report

The final financial report reconciles all project expenditures and required cost share. Sponsored Projects prepares and submits the final financial report to the sponsoring agency.

Final Invention Report (if applicable)

Sponsored Projects prepares the final invention report from information supplied by PI and then submits the report to the sponsor. The report describes any new technology developed with support from the award whether or not it has been disclosed to Enterprise and Innovation.

Equipment Inventory Report (if applicable)

The equipment inventory report details all equipment acquired under the award. Sponsored Projects prepares and submits equipment inventory reports to the sponsoring agency.

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