NIH Instructions for Progress Reports for Multi-year Funded (MYF) Awards

(See NIH Guide Notices NOT-OD-11-010 and NOT-OD-14-026 )

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Background

What is a multi-year funded (MYF) award?
A multi-year funded (MYF) award is one in which the project period and budget period are the same and are longer than one year, and the award is funded from a single appropriation. A no-cost extension of an existing grant does not constitute multi-year funding. Some examples of activity codes that NIH traditionally uses for multi-year funding awards are C06, DP2, DP3, DP4, R15, R55, RC3, RC4, RF1, UA5, UC4, UC6, and UF1.

How to Submit, Due Dates, and Reporting Period

How do I submit a MYF Progress Report?
Progress reports for MYF awards have transitioned from the PHS 2590 Forms to the federal-wide Research Performance Progress Report (RPPR). For instructions of submitting and RPPR, see the NIH and Other PHS Agency Research Performance Instruction Guide.

The RPPR must be submitted by a Signing Official (SO), or a PD/PI with delegated authority from the SO to submit a progress report. Information about SO delegation of authority to a PD/PI to submit a progress report appears in the eSNAP User Guide under Section 2. Delegating Authority (http://era.nih.gov/docs/eSNAP_UG_v2.25.0.0_041210.pdf).

When are RPPRs for MYF awards due?
RPPRs for MYF awards are due annually on or before the anniversary of the budget/project period start date of the award. NIH will send an email notification to the PD/PI two months before the anniversary of the award requesting that the MYF RPPR be submitted. These instructions may represent a change from previous instructions (e.g., in the Funding Opportunity Announcement); these instructions supersede any previous instructions.

Is an RPPR required during a no-cost extension?
No, NIH does not require an RPPR is during a no-cost extension.

What is the reporting period for a MYF RPPR?
The reporting period for a MYF RPPR is the calendar year preceding the anniversary date of the RPPR. For example, if an award is made on 04/01/2013, the MYF RPPR is due on or before 04/01/2014, and should report on the activities performed under the award between 04/01/2013 and 03/31/2014. The subsequent year the MYF RPPR would be due 04/01/2015, and should report on the activities performed under the award between 04/01/2014 and 03/31/2015.

Post Submission of MYF RPPR

What will happen after an MYF RPPR is submitted?
Upon submission of the RPPR through the eRA Commons, the awarding IC will be notified of the submission via e-mail. The IC Program and Grants Management Officials will review the report and request any additional information as appropriate.

Will there be any communication back to the grantee or PD/PI that the RPPR has been accepted?
Not routinely. As noted above, there may be some follow-up communication if additional information is needed. However, unless follow-up is needed for additional information, the RPPR is considered complete and accepted.

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