Manage Your Award

There are many requirements that recipient organizations need to be aware of to ensure they are successful stewards of federal funds. NIH publishes policy updates in the NIH Guide for Grants and Contracts as well as updates to Funding Opportunity Announcements (FOAs). You should reference the NIH Grants Policy Statement and the Notice of Award (NoA) often for details on all post-award processes and requirements.

Grants Management Contacts

Contact a grants management specialist assigned to your institution.

Monitoring Research Grant Awards

NCI grants management and program staff monitor individual grants within each budget period and within the overall project period.

Prior Approval Requests

The recipient institution is permitted some flexibility for rebudgeting between budget categories, but some actions require prior approval from the NCI. Requests must be submitted at least 30 days before the proposed change.

Annual Reporting and Auditing

Recipients must submit a variety of reports during the lifecycle of a grant award. Report types may include the research performance progress report, invention report, and financial progress report.

Transfer of a Grant

A change of recipient organization may be accomplished under most NIH grants, including construction grants. NIH prior approval is required to transfer a grant-supported project or activity from one entity to another.

Grant Closeout

Find requirements and reports to comply with grant closeout, including Final Federal Financial Report (FFR, SF425); Final Research Performance Progress Report (FRPPR); Interim Research Performance Progress Report (IRPPR); Final Invention Statement (FIS, HHS 568); and Termination Notice (PHS, 416-7).