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Research Performance Progress Report (RPPR)

The Office of Management and Budget (OMB) has mandated that Federal agencies implement a Federal-wide research performance progress report (RPPR) for submission of required annual or other interim performance reporting on research grant and cooperative agreement awards to standardize recipient reporting on Federally-funded research projects.

Each agency has been given the flexibility to develop their own tools and templates for submission of the RPPR. Some agencies are adapting existing electronic submission tools to accept reports in the RPPR format, while others may continue to accept reports in PDF format.  Each federal agency has a different implementation timeline. Timeline updates are posted on the RPPR website hosted by NSF as they become available.

Several screen shots below show some of the pages of the new form.

B. AccomplishmentsC. ProductsE.  ImpactF. Changes


There is also a training video provided by the Federal Demonstration Partnership available for viewing.  It is a rather large file (94.3 mb) and may take some time to download.  The presentation takes around 45 minutes to view.


Department of Defense Agencies


Other Federal Agencies

US Department of Education (DoED)  (minimal information – ‘see the award notice’)

US Department of Energy (DOE) (minimal information – ‘see the award notice’)

            DOJ Grants Management System (GMS)  

National Science Foundation

US Department of Veterans Affairs (VA)
NOTE: VA research awards are managed locally by the Ralph H. Johnson VA Medical Center Research & Development Office, 843-789-6707.