Progress Reports

As a component of the reporting process to the sponsoring agency, progress reports are typically required for all awards. The reporting requirements for an agency are generally listed in the program announcement, the agency’s polices and guidelines, notice of grant award, or sponsored research agreement.

NIH Awards

Progress reports for projects awarded by the NIH are part of the non-competing continuation of the award. The Non-Competing Continuation Progress Report (PHS 2590) or equivalent documentation must be submitted to, and approved by, NIH to non-competitively fund each additional budget period within a previously approved project period (competitive segment).

As outlined in the NIH Grants Policy Statement, progress reports are usually required annually, but may be required more frequently during a project period. Refer to the notice of award (NOGA) for reporting requirements. Principal Investigators and Departments can determine when progress reports are due utilizing the NIH Progress Report Search By IPF Number (the UTHealth IPF Number is 578417). In addition to this website, the NIH will send an automatic e-mail notification to the PD/PI. Due dates for progress reports are also located in eRA Commons.

NIH is transitioning from the eSNAP report to the federal wide format, Research and Performance Progress Report (RPPR)  as specified in NOT-OD-12-083. The RPPR is a federal wide format for the submission of required annual or other interim performance reporting on grant and cooperative agreement awards. Progress reports submitted for SNAP and Fellowship Awards with budget start dates on or after July 1, 2013 (i.e. due dates on or after May 15, 2013, for SNAP awards and May 1, 2013 for Fellowships), must be submitted using the eRA RPPR Commons Module.  The RPPR replaces the eSNAP and the PHS 416-9 and will eventually replace the PHS 2590 paper progress report used for non-SNAP awards.  At this time Principal Investigators/Departments have the option of submitting either an eSNAP or RPPR progress report.  However, once a progress report has been initiated as either an RPPR or an eSNAP, the only way to change the progress report format is with the assistance of the eRA Help Desk which can take up to 2 business days to reset.

Depending on the specifications in the NOGA, progress reports may be submitted electronically utilizing the eSNAP or RPPR in eRA Commons.  For Fellowships, either a paper PHS 416-9 or an RPPR may be submitted. For awards not subject to SNAP, paper progress reports are required following the instructions available at

Pre-award must review and approve all annual progress reports prior to submitting to the agency. The R&A Addendum and progress report documents are due to Pre-award no later than ten (10) business days prior to the agency due date.


NIH eSNAP Progress Reports

  • Send a completed R&A Addendum to Renee Klaevemann.
  • Route the completed eSNAP or RPPR application to OSP by selecting the Authorized Signing Official. Use the validation button in the eSNAP or RPPR application to ensure there are no errors in the application prior to submitting it to Pre-award.

NIH Hard Copy PHS 2590 and Other Progress Reports