Improving Compliance with NSF Project Reporting Requirements

The National Science Foundation (NSF) requires project reports for all assistance awards, yet 10% of NSF-funded PIs fail to provide these reports on a timely basis. Final project reports are due within 120 days of the award end date. Project reports demonstrate result-oriented accountability for grants, enhance stewardship, and ensure that the American people are receiving value for funds spent on grant programs. NSF takes project reporting compliance seriously and will explore all available mechanisms to ensure compliance. NSF requires awardees to comply with all terms and conditions of the award, which includes project reporting requirements. Failure to submit timely reports will delay NSF review and processing of pending proposals and processing of additional funding and administrative actions for all identified PIs and co-PIs on an NSF award. It is the responsibility of the grantee to actively monitor the status of their project reports. For additional information, please visit or contact the cognizant NSF Program Officer for any questions about a specific overdue project report.