Performance Improvement 2009. Have Research Project Grants Been Correctly Monitored?


This study determined which parts of the National Cancer Institute (NCI) monitor their research project grants in accordance with Federal regulations. In 2007, the Institute disbursed 54 percent of its $29.1 billion budget in funding more than 38,000 research project grants.

All grant files contained progress reports that had evidence of agency review; however, 41 percent of progress reports were received late. In addition, deficiencies existed in financial oversight of Research Project Grants. Five of the nine required grant closeouts in the sample were not completed within the general timeframes specified in departmental guidelines. Insufficient documentation impeded third-party review of grant files in some cases. NCI indicated that it would continue to monitor the use of its electronic grant system and update procedures for file documentation.

Report Title: National Cancer Institute’s Monitoring of Research Project Grants
Agency Sponsor: OS-OIG, Office of Inspector General
Federal Contact: Erin Lemire, 202-205-9523
Performer: Staff; Office of Inspector General
PIC ID: 9005

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