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Grant award report forms

The Society of Family Research Fund requires every grant recipient to submit an interim narrative and budget report and a final grant narrative and budget report. These reports are reviewed by SFP Research Fund staff and may be shared with the Board of Directors.

Interim grant reports:
Interim reports (narrative and budget) are due midpoint from the start date of the award. Reminder notifications will be sent out approximately one (1) month prior to the due date.

  • Research (small and large)
  • Junior investigator
    • Narrative report
    • Budget report should be submitted in the same format as the original proposal budget.
  • Mid-career mentor
    • Narrative report
    • Budget report should be submitted in the same format as the original proposal budget.
  • Trainee
    • Narrative report
    • Budget report should be submitted in the same format as the original proposal budget.

Final grant reports:
Narrative reports are due 30 days from the completion date of the award. Financial reports are due 90 days from the completion date of the award. Reminder notifications will be sent out approximately one (1) month prior to the report due date.

  • Research (small and large)
  • Junior investigator
    • Narrative report
    • Budget report should be submitted in the same format as the original proposal budget.
  • Mid-career mentor
    • Narrative report
    • Budget report should be submitted in the same format as the original proposal budget.
  • Trainee
    • Narrative report
    • Budget report should be submitted in the same format as the original proposal budget.

We realize that not all projects go exactly as planned. Therefore, it is important to highlight both your successes and challenges in the interim and final grant reports—we want to learn what went well, and what you would have done differently. Ultimately, we collect best practices and lessons learned to better inform our own grant-making, and we thank all of our grantees for helping us with this process.

Regardless of where you are in your grant award cycle, if you have some news to share with us, we would love to hear from you. Also, please send us notification of your study’s publications.

Submitting your grant report. Completed reports should be sent electronically to mpolonsky@societyfp.org. Please include grant award number and name in the subject line.

Requesting a no-cost extension:
A no-cost extension is a continuation of activities already begun under the grant but not completed as of the end of the project period. The final budget period of a project period may be extended—without additional funds or a change in scope.

A formal request should be made no less than 30 days prior to the end of the project. The letter should include the following:

  • Update on the status of the study
  • Description of the delays/challenges
  • Description of how these delays/challenges are being addressed
  • Updated timeline (including date of study's completion and reporting dates)
  • Budget vs. actual finance report
  • Documentation of IRB approval

Additional considerations:

  • Request the amount of time needed to complete the study. Do not request more time than you feel is necessary.
  • Review of the request will consider the summary of progress and plans for the completion of the project.

An extension will be granted when one of the following applies:

  • Additional time is required to assure completion of the originally approved project scope or objectives.
  • The extension is necessary in order to permit an orderly phase out of a project that will not receive continued support. The fact that funds remain in the grant is not, in itself, justification for a no-cost extension.

For additional information or questions, please contact Marlo Polonsky.