Year-End Reports on Progress

The Graduate School (TGS) gives money (via The Community Building Grants) to those who foster community development within the graduate population. Year-end reports are progress reports that assess each group’s contribution while providing a platform to review and reassess its goals and accomplishments.

Year-end reports from Community Building Proposal projects are due by May 31; interim reports are due February 15 of each year. Continued funding depends on timely submission of year-end reports.

Please complete the forms online by visiting the Wildcat Connection Community Building Grant web site.

For Graduate Student Association Community Building Proposal Projects, year-end reports are due July 21; interim reports are due March 15 of each year. 

All reports should begin with the following information:

  • SOFO Account #
  • Title of proposal
  • Name of group or individual
  • Contact information (all three required): telephone, email address, mailing address
  • Name of project advisor (if applicable)
  • Date submitted

Please choose the most appropriate type of report:

  • Interim Progress Report - your project is not yet finished, so you're not ready to do a final report.
  • Final Progress Report - you are finished with your project.
  • Final Project Report and request for another year of funding - your project has already been funded for one academic years and you would like to run this program for another year.

Interim Progress Report 

  • Describe briefly the work you accomplished based on this proposal. What did you do? If the work is still in progress, what remains to be done? What is your timeframe?
  • Describe the impact of your work in quantitative and qualitative terms. We want to hear how many people were involved and how your work was received. Consider the following variables: demographics (number of participants in each relevant group such as graduate students, service providers, implementers, facilitators, other constituencies); measurable outcomes; sample comments from participants, outside observers.
  • Include a record of your expenses to date, listing the amount funded and your expenses.   Was this budget adequate? If not, why did expenses exceed your budget? Do you have any funds remaining?

Final Progress Report

Include address all questions from the interim progress report, and:

  • Do you have any funds to return to The Graduate School?
  • Do you consider your work a success? If so, why? If not, why not? What would you do differently? What have you learned in the process? Is the activity reproducible? Scalable?
  • Add any comments you may have about the proposal process itself.

Final Progress Report and Request for Another Year of Funding

Include and address all questions from the Interim Progress Report, Final Progress Report, and:

  • Identify any funding partners who might share the future expenses of this project or explain why the grants are the only viable funding source.
  • Describe any key findings about how to make this project a success and what this means for next year and the future. Describe your plan for leadership stability for this project. Detail any programmatic changes you would like to make.
  • Make the case for continued funding!