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Guidelines for Interim and Final Reports

Projects funded by the Foundation that extend beyond one year must submit an interim report before September 15 of each year. In addition, all projects must submit a final report within two months of the completion of the project. The following are intended as general guidelines for these reports. As each project is different, some project directors may wish to submit their reports in a different format. Reports can be submitted via email in pdf format. However, books and dissertations can not be submitted via email.

1. The interim report should include:

● Cover page

● The name of the project along with the project number, dates during which the project is to be carried out, project director’s name and name of sponsoring institution.

● A description of the progress of the project, including what has been accomplished so far, an evaluation of any obstacles that have been encountered, and what remains to be done.

● A financial report, detailing what funds have been spent and how.

● Note: Please send at least one copy of any publications resulting from the project. In addition, please send any project-related photos. If your project has its own website, please inform us of the URL.

2. The final report should include:

● Cover page

● The name of the project along with the project number, dates during which the project was carried out, project director’s name and name of sponsoring institution.

● An abstract of the results of the project (approximately 500 words), as well as a detailed description of the project’s goals, methods, and most important accomplishments (3-5 pages).

● An evaluation of the results of the project (Do the results differ from the original goals? Did the project take longer or shorter than expected? What is the significance of the results? What implications are there for future research?)

● A financial report, detailing how funds were spent.

● Note: Please send at least one copy of any publications resulting from the project. In addition, please send any project-related photos. If your project has its own website, please inform us of the URL.