JDRF reserves the right to terminate an award at any time, in whole or in part, at the discretion of JDRF. Generally, JDRF will allow the grantee to take corrective measures should the possibility of termination arise from financial, ethical, administrative, or programmatic insufficiencies. In such cases, the award will be suspended until corrective actions are taken as outlined by JDRF.
In addition, programmatic termination may be initiated by JDRF if project milestones are not achieved. This determination will be made by JDRF staff, based on the required progress reports and/or additional programmatic information submitted to JDRF as part of yearly renewals. JDRF will notify the awardee in writing of programmatic termination.
Awards may also be terminated by the grantee, in whole or in part. In such cases, the grantee must provide JDRF with written documentation of the reasons for termination. If a grantee elects to terminate a portion of their award, JDRF may determine that the remainder of the grant no longer meets JDRF research mandates and may elect to terminate the remainder of the entire award.
Request for termination must be submitted to JDRF via GMP and must include the following:
- A letter co-signed by the Principal Investigator and the designated officer of the organization/institution requesting termination of the award, to include detailed reason(s) for the request of termination
- Effective award termination date
- A final expenditure report from the Principal Investigator’s organization/institution to include funds spent to-date, due within 60 days of the termination date. Any unspent funds must be returned to the JDRF Grant Administrator. (Note: JDRF does not accept wire transfers of returned funds. Awardees may not charge JDRF a fee to convert/return JDRF funds.)
- A final progress report, due within 60 days of termination of the award