Services provided for Current and Pending Reports

Disclosure of all current grants on which a Principal Investigator (PI) and senior personnel are working, as well as pending support, is often necessary when an application is submitted or selected to receive an award. To aid in the development of these applications, a current and pending report will be drafted by SPS support staff using the following guidelines.

  • All federal, non-federal, or industry support (domestic and international); any grants in direct support of research and captured within the SPS systems will be included in the report prepared by SPS support staff. Voluntary support or other gifts, fellowships, or training awards will not be included.
  • The total award (or pending award) amount for the entire project will be shown, as well as the number of person-months to be devoted annually to the project, even if they receive no salary support from the project(s).
    • If salary support is not budgeted on the project(s), 0.18 Person-Months (2%) will be entered in the draft report as their effort for AY appointments except for the situations listed in below.
    • EXCEPTIONS: No effort will be shown for travel grants and equipment grants. Construction grants may not require effort, but should be evaluated carefully. These grants will be listed in the draft report with 0.00 as the reported effort.
  • The investigator is responsible for providing any additional support which may not be available in the data available to SPS.  Additional instructions can be found in the Other/Current and Pending Support guidance.

The draft of the current and pending report will be sent to the PI or senior personnel for review. The PI or senior personnel should review the report to ensure that it is complete and accurate considering he or she is in the best position to know time commitments and other potential sources of support including those not administered by Purdue University. In reviewing the current and pending report it is important to note instructions found in the Other/Current and Pending Support guidance.


SciENcvSPS strongly encourages the use of SciENcv in the preparation of biosketches and current and pending reports.  Science Experts Network Curriculum Vitae (SciENcv) is a new electronic system that helps researchers assemble the professional information needed for participation in federally funded research. SciENcv gathers and compiles information on expertise, employment, education and professional accomplishments. Researchers can use SciENcv to create and maintain biosketches that are submitted with grant applications and annual reports. SciENcv allows researchers to describe and highlight their scientific contributions in their own words.1  Currently, SciENcv is available for use on all NSF biosketches and current and pendings, some DOE programs, and NIH biosketches. ***Note: SciENcv will be required for all NSF biosketches and current and pendings beginning October 23, 2023***


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