Non-Financial Reports

Managers of research administration should consult sponsor award letters, which contain the terms and conditions of every sponsored project in their portfolio and keep a list of when, what, where, and how to submit technical (i.e., non-financial) reports. Sponsored funding is, by definition, an exchange transaction between the sponsor and the institution receiving funding. As such, most sponsors require periodic reports of technical accomplishments during the life of an award. In addition to the obvious duty to fulfill sponsor obligations in good faith, the submission of an annual and/or a final technical report is often tied to the release of future funding. Technical reports may include:

  • Annual Progress Report
  • Final Technical Report
  • Equipment Reports
  • Patent and Invention Reports

Tips on scheduling and tracking non-financial reports