Post-Approval Management

Upon approval of a project for support by CRDF, the Foundation’s goal is to complete the award process as quickly as possible to facilitate getting the project up and running.  Timely communication and responsiveness to requests for revisions to project scope and/or budget will enhance the completion of the award process.

Research Agreement Terms

Communication and close collaboration with the Foundation staff is encouraged to quickly develop and commercialize promising disease interventions. Communication to [email protected] is the most efficient mechanism to initiate this conversation.

Intellectual Property (IP) resulting from research will be the property of the individual, institution, or corporation receiving the award. However, the Foundation will participate in licensing decisions and/or be granted non-exclusive rights to that IP for use in the Florida market. The Foundation must be notified in advance if formal lP protection will be sought. Awardees seeking to commercialize intellectual property will greatly benefit from a development partnership with CRDF. Applicants are responsible for compliance with all applicable government regulations and permits during performance of their research.

Reporting Requirements

Project progress on Research projects is made available to the broader research community through the website at citrusrdf.org. All projects supported by CRDF that have  been under way for two months are required to submit a progress report at the end of each calendar quarter during the life of the project and a final report that summarizes the entire project accomplishment, all of which are outlined at the link Progress Report Submission.

Any questions on reporting requirements should be emailed to [email protected].

 

FOR DETAILED INSTRUCTIONS FOR QUARTERLY and FINAL REPORT REQUIREMENTS GO TO:

Progress Report Submission


BUDGET AND SCOPE REVISIONS DURING THE LIFE OF A PROJECT

Only when a recommendation for change to scope or budget has been made will CATP awardees have to submit revised budgets, either at the beginning of the award, or at the anniversary dates of the award if warranted and requested by the Program Manager. In addition, investigators may request a revision to their budget by using this process. A revised Budget Narrative is required to describe changes to the budget or scope of work. For these revisions, the CB-11 form may be used and should be completed in the same manner as in the original proposal.

  • Changes to scope and objectives can be described in the abstract section of page one of this form. Similarly, change in duration of the project (eg. from 3 years to 2) can be identified in the cell for project duration.
  • Changes to budget can be communicated by completing the budget form for each year of the project, leaving original values as submitted where the budget is unchanged.
  • A revised budget narrative can be included in the abstract field on page one of the CB-11, or if space is limited, a word file can be attached.

Please send all revision documents to [email protected].

REQUEST FOR A NO-COST EXTENSION OF A CURRENTLY FUNDED CRDF PROJECT

The opportunity exists to apply for a one-time no-cost extension occurs when a contract period is near its end and the objectives of the project have not yet been completed.  This may be due to unavoidable delays in starting the project, unforeseen complications of the project conduct, or circumstances that would lead to beneficial continuation of the project past its approved end date.  A no-cost extension may be approved by CRDF, allowing the PI and institution to extend the funding period during which the project can be completed.  Typically a no-cost extension will not be approved for more than 6 months, and those applying should indicate the time period of the extension that they are requesting.  No-cost extensions will not be automatically approved, but considered in the context of what is best to meet project goals and will only be considered for projects which are current with progress reporting and invoicing, and has not yet reached its termination date.  Starting with the CATP11 project funding, no-cost extensions will not be available to bridge between years of the project (e.g., between years 1 and 2).

The No-Cost Extension form can be downloaded from the forms menu on the Apply For Funding page. Complete only the first page with your project specifications, giving your reason for the extension request and the requested extension length. Email your completed No-Cost Extension request to [email protected]. Once approved, an Amendment will be sent to your institution granting the extension.

1.  Submit NCE requests prior to 30 days from the end date of the project.

2.  An NCE will not be considered if submitted after the end date of the project.

3.  Consideration of approval of a NCE will include the timeliness of progress reports, unspent budget balance over project life and the expressed goal of the NCE.