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TRP Information & Policies

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Grant Requirements

Reporting Schedule: Progress, IP Disclosure,* Financial, and Conflicts Disclosure** Reports are required for each year of the grant, and Publications Reports are required each quarter. The reporting schedule for your particular grant is printed on your Grant Agreement. This schedule is also available under Reports Due in the LLS Research Portal (FLUXX). Below is an example of a typical schedule for a new TRP grant starting on July 1, 2020. The reporting schedule for TRP Renewals, which run in two-year periods, will also follow this pattern, with final reports due in the second year.

Example Reporting Schedule for New TRP Grant 2020

Publications Report #1

October 1, 2020

Publications Report #2

January 1, 2021

Publications Report #3

  April 1, 2021

Interim Year 1 Progress Report
Interim Year 1 IP Disclosure Report*
Interim Year 1 Conflicts Disclosure Report**

  May 1, 2021

Publications Report #4

  July 1, 2021

Interim Year 1 Financial Report

  September 1, 2021

Publications Report #5

  October 1, 2021

Publications Report #6

  January 1, 2022

Publications Report #7

  April 1, 2022

Interim Year 2 Progress Report
Interim Year 2 IP Disclosure Report*
Interim Year 2 Conflicts Disclosure Report**

  May 1, 2022

Publications Report #8

  July 1, 2022

Interim Year 2 Financial Report

  September 1, 2022

Publications Report #9

  October 1, 2022

Publications Report #10

  January 1, 2023

Publications Report #11

  April 1, 2023

Publications Report #12

  July 1, 2023

Final Progress Report
Final IP Disclosure Report*
Final Financial Report
Final Conflicts Disclosure Report**

  September 1, 2023

*The IP Disclosure Report was formerly referred to as the Patent Report.
**The Conflicts Disclosure Report is an annual requirement for awards activated in 2020 or later.

Report Submission: LLS research grant reporting is conducted through the LLS Research Portal (FLUXX). Access this portal using the same username and password that were used during the application process. 
Individuals responsible for submitting reports must be manually added to each individual grant record in our system in order for them to have reporting access for each grant. Contact researchprograms@lls.org to update reporting access for your grant.

Progress Reports and Publications Reports should be submitted by the Grantee/PI. Financial Reports should be submitted by the financial officer, and IP Disclosure Reports should be submitted by the technology/transfer officer. Conflicts Disclosure Reports should also be routed through the technology/transfer office but may be submitted by the PI.

Researchers and administrators should be careful to follow all instructions on the report web form and downloadable template. Reports that fail to follow instructions will be returned for revision, which may delay grant payment. Do not save templates for future use; the templates are subject to change and therefore must be newly downloaded for each submission.

Click here to download the Report Submission Guide for detailed instructions on submitting a report in the LLS Research Portal (FLUXX).
Note: FLUXX recently updated the grantee portal view, so the pages will visually be different from the screenshots shown in this guide. This change is aesthetic only; the process for submitting reports remains unchanged.

Progress Meeting: During the third year of funding, TRP grantees will be invited to present their research progress to LLS Research staff as well as to TRP grantees in the same funding year. This meeting is typically held in the fall in New York City. Grantees working outside of the continental United States will be invited to attend via video conference. Each participant (either the project's PI or a representative) will present the research progress using PowerPoint. Each presentation should last no more than 15 minutes with 5 minutes for questions and answers (maximum slide deck of 10 slides). LLS will cover travel expenses for those who choose to attend. Further information regarding this meeting will be sent via email from researchprograms@lls.org to the PI approximately 6 months prior to the meeting.

Grant Payment

LLS pays research grants quarterly in March, June, September, and December. Payments are contingent upon reporting requirements; all report approvals must be up to date in order for payment to be processed. A list of sent payments can be viewed in the LLS Research Portal (FLUXX) under Dispersed Payments.

 

Transfers

LLS approval is required at least 30 days prior to an award's transfer to a new institution or laboratory. In order to submit a request for transfer, complete a Special Requests report in the LLS Research Portal (FLUXX). Your request will be reviewed, and you will receive a notification from LLS with the results of the review or with a request for more information. Approval is contingent upon continued research support and sponsorship, fitness of the new research environment, and circumstances of your award type and timing of the request (see your Grant Agreement for more details).

Transfer to another investigator may be allowed if the original grantee is unable to continue the project (e.g. if they move to a new institution unequipped for the project). Contact researchprograms@lls.org to inquire about a grantee transfer.

 

Leaves of Absence

LLS approval is required at least 30 days prior to the interruption of an award. Leaves of absence may not exceed 1 year in duration. In order to submit a request for leave of absence, complete a Special Requests report in the LLS Research Portal (FLUXX).  If the request is approved, funding of the award will be suspended during the leave period, and the grant term will be extended for a period equal to the duration of the suspension (e.g. following an approved 1-year leave of absence, an award originally scheduled to end 6/30/2022 will end 6/30/2023).

 

No-Cost Extensions

TRP grantees are permitted to request a no-cost extension for a maximum of one year in duration. At the end of the no-cost extension period, any funds remaining must be returned to LLS. To request a no-cost extension, complete a Special Requests report in the LLS Research Portal (FLUXX). If the request is approved, the grant period will be extended for one year, and final reports will be due 60 days following the new end date. The final payment will be paid once final reports are received and approved by LLS.


If you have questions regarding your grant that are not addressed here, please contact the Research Administration Team at researchprograms@lls.org.