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Undergraduate Research

East Tennessee State University

Grant Reporting

From an administrative stand point, the culmination of an award is a report summarizing how funds were spent and what outcomes were achieved.  It is through reports that awardees communicate with the Office of Undergraduate Research & Creative Activities.  Reports are also the means by which the Director can justify the continued institutional funding for the grant programs that support undergraduate scholarly activities.  Reports serve a purpose.

Although the Director looks forward to receiving these reports, awardees may be less than enthused, given the hectic nature of students' lives. However, the process need not be burdensome to students.  Below are short Guides that describe the content and submission of the reports to be submitted by student awardees.  In many cases reports consisting of just 1 to 2 pages may be sufficient.  Indeed, a good portion of a report could be based on an existing abstract, such as one submitted for a conference or for a publication.  

Additionally, students may find the crafting of a report useful for other purposes.  The exercise forces one to produce a succinct summary of the scholarly activity which will prove valuable in job interviews, or for inclusion (in part) in a resume, a cover letter, or an application to graduate school.

Report Guides:  (pdf files)




Pursue your passion.


To promote and advance the sciences, humanities, and arts by engaging and supporting undergraduates in research.


To make undergraduate research an integral part of the university experience at ETSU.

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