Final Reports: Technical
In order to satisfy a condition of the award, the Principal
Investigator must furnish the Sponsor with the final technical
report. Final progress or the final technical report is
considered to be most useful in evaluating the research
support by the funding agencies. Be sure to check your award
document for reporting requirements.
Generally, the technical report is forwarded to the awarding
unit and includes the following information:
- COMPLETE HEADING: List the identifying grant number,
the Principal Investigator, Grantee Institute, Project
Title, and dates of the entire period of the grant (including
any authorized extension of the final budget period).
- STATEMENT OF PROGRESS made toward the achievement of
the stated aims. List the results, positive or negative,
direct or indirect, considered significant by the Investigator.
When possible, these should be keyed to proper reference
- LIST OF PUBLICATIONS which:
Please forward one copy of all reprints not previously
submitted, when available.
- (a) have already appeared in print and which took
origin from the grant;
- (b) are now in press
- (c) are contemplated as a result of this grant.
- NSF: The annual
and final technical
reports MUST be prepared
and submitted to NSF
program. For password
assignment to access
NSF FastLane, contact
a Grant & Contract
Coordinator at extension
3-4043 or email to
- Depart of Defense (DoD): Besides the technical report
itself as described, DoD requires the completion of the
report SF 298 form.