Final Progress Report & Final Invention Statement

Three (3) documents are required within ninety (90) days after the end of the project period:

Both the Final Progress Report and the Final Invention Statement can be submitted online through the NIH website eRA Commons ( This is NIH’s preferred method of submission. There is no need to follow-up with a hard copy.

Once logged in to Commons, there will be a series of tabs at the top, select "Status". A list of the PI’s grants will appear. Each year will have its own entry. There will be a “Requires Closeout" link on the right hand side of the grant that has termed. This link will bring you to the Closeout module. The Closeout Module will allow you to upload the final progress report and complete the online final invention statement. RSP will upload and submit the Federal Financial Report (FFR).

Final Progress Report

NIH Final Progress Reports are submitted through the closeout module of eRA Commons. Additional instructions from NIH are available at

Final Invention Statement

Additional instructions from NIH are available at

Federal Financial Report

RSP will submit the FFR once all expenses have posted and have been reviewed by RSP