IRACDA Supplemental Instructions for Progress Reports

(For Noncompeting Continuation Grant Applications)

General Information

Progress reports are required annually to document grantee accomplishments and compliance with the terms of the award. They describe progress made during the reporting period, identify significant changes, report on personnel and describe plans for the subsequent budget year. The Research Performance Progress Report (RPPR) format is now mandated to standardize reporting on all federally-funded projects. Beginning with the 2015 progress report due date and beyond, IRACDA grantees are to submit annual noncompeting progress reports using the RPPR instead of the former PHS 2590.

The RPPR structure includes the following components:

  1. Cover Page
  2. Accomplishments
  3. Products
  4. Participants
  5. Impact
  6. Changes
  7. Special (NIH) Reporting Requirements
  8. Budget

Follow the instructions to complete each component using the NIH Research Performance Progress Report (RPPR) Instruction Guide [PDF, 2.4 MB].

Specific Instructions for K-12 Non-Competing Continuation Progress Report

The progress report must provide information on the implementation and outcome of the proposed career development program, any modifications to the program as originally proposed and details about the program outcomes.  Grantees may find a table such as this one [PDF, 162KB] helpful for organizing the outcomes. The following should be included in the annual progress report::

  • A narrative that describes the following:
    • The program objectives.
    • Professional training including course work, workshops, seminars and other activities associated with the program.
    • Overall program impact on partner institution(s) in terms of courses/curriculum, pedagogy, student research and career mentoring, and faculty research collaborations with RIIs.
    • Training in the responsible conduct of research.
    • Outcomes of the program evaluation.
    • Any changes made to the program as a result of the evaluation or for other reasons.
  • Biographical sketches of new or replacement mentors.
  • Progress statements for each scholar briefly describing the ongoing research (including major research findings made this last year, conferences attended and presentations given), teaching experiences and specific plans and goals for the upcoming year.
  • Scholar-authored publications (include only peer-reviewed publications in journals; no abstracts) must be presented as the PDF publications report generated by My NCBI. Please note: Scholar-authored publications must be in compliance with the NIH Public Access Policy rules.

Large tables and figures as well as the summary of annual evaluation report (do not send the entire report) should be included in the appendix.