Information on submitting a Final Invention Statement, one of three reports required to close out a grant, whether or not the research resulted in an invention.
The Final Invention Statement is one of three reports required as part of the closeout process for the end of an award.
A Final Invention Statement must be submitted, whether or not the funded project results in any subject inventions, and whether or not inventions were previously reported. The statement must list all inventions that were conceived or first actually reduced to practice during the course of work under the project, and it must be signed by an Authorized Organizational Representative (AOR).
Basic Tasks (step-by-step instructions from the online help)*
- Submitting Your Final Invention Statement (FIS)
- Determine which grants require closeout
- View grant closeout requirements under Closeout Status
* You must be logged into eRA Commons with appropriate role(s) to complete these activities.
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Figure 1: Submit Final Invention Statement screen, where the user clicks Yes to add inventions
Figure 2: Add Invention screen, where the user adds details of inventions to list on Final Invention Statement
- NIST iEdison home page (Note that iEdison was transferred to NIST on August 9, 2022)
- Final Invention Statement form
- NIH Grants Policy Statement: Closeout
- NIH Grants Policy Statement: Final Invention Statement and Certification