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FAQ Pages - Managing Your Grant

Q: Can I extend the period of my grant?
A: Please refer to NIH GPS, Extension of Final Budget Period of a Previously Approved Project Period without Additional NIH Funds, and NIH GPS, Additional No-cost Extension or Extension Greater Than 12 Months or Late Notification of Initial No-Cost Extension.

Q: What kinds of changes require pre-approval by NLM staff?
A: For a complete list and explanation of actions that require NLM prior approval, refer to NIH GPS 8.1.2, Prior Approval Requirements.

Q: What documentation is needed to make changes to my grant?
A: Please refer to NIH GPS 8.1.3, Requests for Prior Approval. Some types of prior approval requests may be submitted via the eRA Commons Prior Approval Module.

Q: If I change institutions during the grant, can I take the grant funding with me?
A: Please refer to NIH GPS, Change of Recipient Organization

Q: My Notice of Award (NoA) says the grant is subject to Streamlined Noncompeting Award Procedures (SNAP) - what does that mean?
A: Please refer to NIH GPS, Streamlined Non-Competing Award Process.

Q: If I invent something during my grant, who owns the invention?
A: Please refer to NIH GPS 8.2.4, Inventions and Patents, and the NIH Grants Intellectual Property Policy website for more information and resources.

Q: What kinds of reports are required during the grant period?
A: Please refer to NIH GPS 8.4.1, Reporting.

Q: What kinds of final reports are required after the grant ends? When I am finished with my project, what is the process for closing out the grant?
A: Please refer to NIH GPS 8.6, Closeout, and the NIH Grants Closeout website for more information and resources.

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Last Reviewed: September 19, 2023