November 13, 2007

NSF Seeks Comments on Standard Form for Federal Progress Reports

The National Science Foundation, on behalf of the federal Chief Financial Officers Council’s Grants Policy Committee, the Executive Board, and the National Science and Technology Council’s Research Business Models Subcommittee, is soliciting public comment on a standardized format for Research Performance Progress Reports (RPPR).

The objective of the initiative is to establish a uniform format for reporting performance on federally funded research projects. The proposed format is for interim progress reports only. A similar format may be considered for final reports after this RPPR initiative.

Comments are due at NSF by January 8, 2008. The November 9 Federal Register notice and draft report are available at