These instructions are for the submission of progress reports that do not fall under electronic Streamlined Non-Competing Award Process (e-SNAP) such as the MARC U*STAR and IRACDA programs. For other Programs such as the IMSD, RISE, SC mechanisms of SCORE, Bridges to the Baccalaureate, Bridges to the Doctorate, and the Postbaccalaureate Research and Education Program, follow the supplemental instructions given for these specific awards.
If you are using the NIH eSNAP to electronically prepare and submit Non-competing (T-5) SNAP progress report, do not use the PHS2590 fillable form pages for any file uploads. Text inserted into the fillable form pages is not saved once the progress report is submitted to NIH. Guidance on eSNAP submission is documented in the eSNAP User Guide found at: http://era.nih.gov/commons/index.cfm.
(For Noncompeting Continuation Grant Applications)
Progress reports to continue support of a Public Health Service (PHS) grant must be submitted to NIGMS 2 months before the beginning date of the next budget period using PHS 2590 (forms and instructions are available at http://grants.nih.gov/grants/funding/2590/2590.htm). In addition to the PHS 2590, follow the guidelines suggested below to prepare the progress report. All progress reports must be submitted to the centralized mailing address (not directly to the NIH awarding component):
Division of Extramural Activities Support, OER
National Institutes of Health
6705 Rockledge Drive, Room 2207, MSC 7987
Bethesda, MD 20892-7987 (for regular or U.S. Postal Service Express mail)
Bethesda, MD 20817 (for other courier/express mail delivery only)
Submit the completed and signed original continuation progress report (no additional copies required). Note that this is a change in business process as of March 1, 2008 (NOT-OD-08-030: http://grants1.nih.gov/grants/guide/notice-files/NOT-OD-08-030.html).
Grantees access a Web site hosted by the NIH Office of Policy for Extramural Research Administration, OER, http://era.nih.gov/userreports/pr_due.cfm, to determine which progress reports are due. Grantees are responsible for periodically checking the list, which is updated on/around the 30th of each month. In addition to this Web site, e-mail reminders are sent to the PI. For grantee institutions and PIs registered in the eRA Commons, this information is available in the Commons Status system. Commons-registered institutions and PIs also have access to pre-populated face pages for the 2590 Progress Report via Status. For more information on the Commons, see http://commons.era.nih.gov/commons/index.jsp.
For additional information, review the instructions of PHS Form 2590 at http://grants.nih.gov/grants/funding/2590/2590.htm.