By accepting sponsored projects, the Principal Investigator assumes responsibility for meeting the reporting requirements of the sponsor. Specific final report requirements are identified in the sponsor’s award, terms and conditions, or policy guide/manual. These requirements vary from sponsor to sponsor. Award Closeout is the process in which the sponsor determines that all required work, including the submission of reports, has been completed by the Principal Investigator and University.
During Award Closeout, the Principal Investigator must submit all required financial, performance, and other reports as required by the award. The PI ultimately bears responsibility for preparing and submitting technical reports to the sponsor. Please refer to the award document to determine the format and information required.
Below is common information required in final reports:
Does your report include:
SPA will prepare the final financial report and submit it to the sponsor.
Does your report include:
Have you identified all materials and equipment acquired under this award, including property that was:
Submitting Final Reports to DCG
PI’s will receive one to three automated emails from Kuali Coeus (KC), indicating Final Report(s) are due (consistent with the Final Reports identified in the KC Award record):
- 30 Days Prior to Report Due Date
- 30 Days After Report Due Date (Overdue)
- 60 Days After Report Due Date (Overdue)
Final Reports and/or confirmation of the submission of final reports should be submitted to DCG via the Final Report Submission Portal. The Portal facilitates the submission and import of Final Reports to DCG. DCG will close out an award when we receive confirmation that the PI has met the technical and invention reporting requirements of the sponsored project.
Template Closeout Forms
Below are sponsor-specific closeout forms frequently required under sponsored projects. If you need assistance identifying required forms, please contact the DCG Officer assigned to your department/School.
- NIH Final Invention Statement and Certification
- Department of Defense Report of Inventions and Subcontracts (DD882)
- Department of Energy Patent Certification Final Certification
- NASA Summary of Research
PIs are responsible for obtaining final technical reports from their subrecipients and retaining a copy in their project file. PIs are encouraged to remind subrecipients of this need well in advance of the due date for such reports.
Other final reports, including property reports, patent reports, small/small disadvantaged business reports, and Assignment and Release documents may be required. PIs should ensure all final reports are received from their subconractors in a timely manner.
If you have questions regarding the Final Reporting requirements of a sponsored project, please contact the DCG Officer assigned to your Department/School or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org