Submitting Final Reports
The University and PI are responsible for submitting required reports to sponsors of funded research projects.
- Final progress reports. The PI is responsible for preparing the final report of scientific results of the project. Generally, no form is required; the report is typed and submitted to the funding agency, with a copy to ORA. For NIH grants, the final progress report can be submitted via eRA Commons under the closeout function. For NIH grants, please see additional instructions here: http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/notice-files/NOT-OD-05-051.html.
- Final invention reports. Federal grants, and some non-federal grants, require a final invention report. For NIH grants, the final invention report can be submitted via eRA Commons under the closeout function. The PI should start the report, and the ORA will verify and submit it. For other sponsors, the PI should work with ORA to determine what format is required.
- Final financial reports. Financial reports are prepared by the Office of Sponsored Projects and are submitted to sponsors regularly, or in accordance with contractual obligations.
Deborah L. Smith, Ed.D.
Associate Vice Chancellor for Research
Office of Research
910 Madison, Suite 823
Memphis, TN 38163
Phone: (901) 448-4823
Fax: (901) 448-7133