What are the potential penalties for failure to complete reports required by award terms?
Failure to adhere to the reporting requirements may result in:
Continuation awards to PI may be delayed or canceled
Continuation awards for other MIT faculty may be delayed or canceled
MIT may not get paid
Award may be terminated early
MIT may be debarred from receiving Federal awards
What should I do if my PI has received an email from the Program Officer that the sponsor intends to terminate the project early?
The DLC should contact the OSP project administrator immediately, and share the email received by the PI. See also early termination.
What is the difference between the “Due” and “Overdue” statuses for NSF project reports in Research.gov?
Research.gov will show two key dates for every Research Project Progress Report (RPPR), which are required annually and at the end of the project: the date the RPPR is “due” and the date it is “overdue”. These dates represent the start and end dates of the window during which a report can be submitted. Ideally, reports should be submitted to the NSF early in the reporting window, in order to allow time for revisions if the Program Officer requests any. If the Program Officer does not approve the report by the “Overdue” date, the report is considered delinquent. NSF will not make any new awards or allow any extensions to a PI or Co-PIs other awards while any report is due or under review. For more information, see the NSF Reporting page.