Sponsor Reporting Requirements

Special Terms and Conditions for The National Science Foundation Awards:

Starting 1/4/2010, PIs are required to submit a Project Outcomes Report to the general public within 90 days following the expiration date of the award.  The report must be submitted electronically via the National Science Foundation Website.

In addition, National Science Foundation requires that grantee institutions implement a plan for appropriate training and oversight in the responsible and ethical conduct of research (RCR).

Purdue’s RCR education plan for the National Science Foundation-sponsored trainees consists of:

  • Completion of an online core training within the first month of support for graduate students and postdoctoral researchers, and as a condition of hire for undergraduates.
  • Discussion-based RCR education for graduate students or postdoctoral researchers – Requirements and documentation are established and maintained by a student’s graduate program or by a postdoctoral researcher’s mentor and are to be completed within the first year of support.

Please visit The Office of the Vice President for Research website for details, or contact the Office of Research Integrity and Regulatory Affairs (765-494-6840) with questions.