Deadline for Final Reports Required for Grant Closeout

Notice Number: NOT-OD-15-111

Key Dates
Release Date: June 17, 2015

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Issued by
National Institutes of Health (NIH)


The purpose of this Guide Notice is to remind recipients of a recent change to the deadline for the submission of the final reports required for grant closeout and to provide an update on the implementation of this change in eRA systems.

NIH first announced in the Interim Grant General Conditions released on February 5, 2015, that for projects ending on or after October 1, 2014, recipients must submit a Final Federal Financial Report (FFR), Final Progress Report (FPR), and Final Invention Statement and Certification (FIS) within 120 calendar days of the end of the period of performance. NIH will apply this policy change to all projects with a period of performance end date on or after October 1, 2014. For any grants with a period of performance (project period) end date prior to October 1, 2014, the reporting deadline will be 90 days from the project period end date.

The revised timeline for submission of final reports is not yet reflected in the link for the final FFR for a grant in eRA Commons or in the "grants pending closeout" search by institution in Commons Quick Queries. We anticipate that the correct due date for submission will be reflected in eRA systems no later than July 17, 2015. We regret any inconvenience or confusion that this may have caused.


Please direct all inquiries to:

Division of Grants Policy
Office of Policy for Extramural Research Administration (OPERA)
Office of Extramural Research
National Institutes of Health
Telephone: 301-435-0949