To close out your grant, you will need to submit a 2-page, single-spaced final report via the URG system. The primary audience of this report is your faculty sponsor, who will need to endorse it for the grant to be officialy completed. Check with your faculty sponsor around her/his expectations before beginning your report.
From the Office of Undergraduate Research's perspective, this report is not intended to serve as a full write-up of your results (it is only 2 pages after all). It is our hope that this project will lead you to bigger and better things, like potentially publishing your results, but we want that to occur organically within your field. The idea is to paint a clear picture of your grant findings and your experience doing the research. Your report can really be boiled down to these three questions:
- What did I do?
- What did I discover and learn in that process?
- What happens next?
You will receive an email from the Office of Undergraduate Research around the specific deadline to submit your report. The AY URG deadline will be a couple of weeks before the end of the academic year in order to allow faculty time to enter their endorsements, and the Summer URG deadline will be before fall quarter begins. Remember that your grant is not completed until this report is submitted and endorsed. Failure to comply with terms of your grant may result in having to return the money.
In addition, Summer URG students are automatically enrolled in a 0-credit fall quarter GEN_LA course. As long as you submit your final report and it gets endorsed, you will receive an "S" grade (satisfactory). If you fail to submit your report or your faculty refuse to endorse it, you will receive a "U" grade (unsatisfactory).
If you have any questions, contact the Director of the Office of Undergraduate Research.