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SLP Information & Policies

A reference for active Screen to Lead Program(SLP) awardees

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Grant Requirements

Reporting Schedule: Progress Reports (which include a patent/invention disclosure section that must be routed through the Sponsoring Institution's technology department), Financial Reports, and Publications Reports are required for each quarter of the grant. 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 an SLP grant starting on July 1, 2019.

Example Reporting Schedule for SLP

Interim Year 1 Quarter 1 Progress Report*
Interim Year 1 Quarter 1 Financial Report
Year 1 Quarter 1 Publications Report 

October 1, 2019

Interim Year 1 Quarter 2 Progress Report*
Interim Year 1 Quarter 2 Financial Report
Year 1 Quarter 2 Publications Report

January 1, 2020

Interim Year 1 Quarter 3 Progress Report*
Interim Year 1 Quarter 3 Financial Report
Year 1 Quarter 3 Publications Report

April 1, 2020

Interim Year 1 Quarter 4 Progress Report*
Interim Year 1 Quarter 4 Financial Report
Year 1 Quarter 4 Publications Report

July 1, 2020

Interim Year 2 Quarter 1 Progress Report*
Interim Year 2 Quarter 1 Financial Report
Year 2 Quarter 1 Publications Report

October 1, 2020

Interim Year 2 Quarter 2 Progress Report*
Interim Year 2 Quarter 2 Financial Report
Year 2 Quarter 2 Publications Report

January 1, 2021

Interim Year 2 Quarter 3 Progress Report*
Interim Year 2 Quarter 3 Financial Report
Year 2 Quarter 3 Publications Report

April 1, 2021

Year 2 Quarter 4 Publications Report

July 1, 2021

Final Progress Report*
Final Financial Report

September 1, 2021

*SLP Progress Reports include a patent/invention disclosure section, which must be completed and signed by a representative from the Sponsoring Institution's technology department.

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 researcher (the PI). The patent/invention disclosure section of each Progress Report must be completed and signed by an institutional technology/transfer official. Financial Reports should be submitted by the financial officer.

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.

Grant Payment

LLS pays SLP grants in three installments: the first payment is at grant activation, the second payment is released after a satisfactory one year go/no go review of progress and accounting reports, and the final payment is released in the quarterly check run following receipt and approval of all final reports. All payments are contingent upon reporting requirements; 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

SLP 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.