Annual and Interim Progress Reports
Many sponsors require periodic reports of progress during the life of an award. Typically the minimum reporting period is annually. In many cases, the submission of interim reports is tied to the release of promised funding for subsequent period(s), so timely submission is important to ensure future funding is not jeopardized. In accordance with federal guidance, most federal sponsors set the due date for the Annual Progress Report (APR) 90 days prior to the anniversary date of the grant. Be sure to review your award terms and agency guidelines carefully for reporting requirements. Where possible, the Office of Sponsored programs sets up a reminder in the Banner system and sends courtesy reminders to PIs of pending reporting due dates. However, final responsibility for tracking these dates and submitting the reports rests with the principal investigator.