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Progress Reports

​In the spring of 2010, the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) issued a directive to federal agencies regarding the implementation of the Research Performance Progress Report (RPPR) module in an effort to standardize the information that is being requested and collected from the funded agencies, reduce administrative burden and costs on the grantees and the funding agency, and streamline the data that is collected across all Federal agencies.

The NIH began requiring its grantees to submit all Type 5 progress reports, including non-SNAP eligible and multi-project grants, via the RPPR module in the eRA Commons as of October 17, 2014.

The Principal Investigator may submit either a SNAP- or NON-SNAP-eligible Type 5 Progress Report. The Notice of Award document specifies which type of progress report is to be submitted for each award in the Terms and Conditions section. Please see definitions below for SNAP and NON-SNAP:

  • Streamlined Non-Competing Award Process (SNAP): is a streamlined process that includes a number of provisions that modify annual progress reports, NOAs, and financial reports. Unobligated balances of under 25% are automatically carried over to the next budget year, without prior approval. All NIH award notices identify whether the grant is subject to or excluded from SNAP. For more information on SNAP, click here.
  • Non-streamlined Non-Competing Award Process (Non-SNAP): is not a streamlined process or subject to the SNAP provisions and typically includes a detailed budget in the RPPR module in eRA Commons.

Note: Effective February 16, 2011, the campus delegated submission authority to the Principal Investigator for all SNAP-eligible progress reports. Internal paperwork is not required for these proposals.

Note: Effective Immediately, RPPR due notices will no longer be sent to Fund Managers directly. Instead, HS SPPO will email the HS Contacts listserv when the RPPR due reports are posted to the website.


For a list of all upcoming progress reports due for submission, please see below: