Report on progress

In general, grants are funded for a period of up to two years. Authors are expected to report on projects annually; please refer to your GSLG contract for report due date.

Write your report

Use the report template to submit your annual progress report. Clicking the link will download a Word document; you will need to enable macros to complete the template.

Include a record of your expenses

See sample expenditure report.

List the amount funded and your expenses. Was this budget adequate? If not, why not? Do you have any funds remaining?

If your work is still in progress or you would like to repeat your project, you may apply for additional funds through a renewal request by completing the proposal template and submitting by the deadline for the current funding cycle. Clicking the link will download a Word document; you will need to enable macros to complete the template. Please include an updated budget. Please note that the progress report and renewal proposal must be submitted as two separate documents. If you have any questions, please consult grants staff prior to submission.

We want your photos and videos!

There is an easy-to-use flip camcorder/camera generally available to borrow for Grant sponsored events. We encourage you to document your events and share with us. Please contact the Grants Fellow for more information. (Please note that any photographs and videos submitted to ODGE may be used by ODGE without restriction.)

Submit your report

Send your report as an email attachment to gslg [at] mit.edu. If you have any questions, please email staff in the dean’s office at this address.

Consider long term funding

Some grant authors wish to run their projects indefinitely, beyond the two-year (maximum) period for which grants are allotted. If you wish to be considered for long term funding, please contact staff in the dean’s office about your plans at gslg [at] mit.edu.

Submit your final report using the checklist above. Projects approved for long term funding must:

  • Clearly demonstrate their impact
  • Include a plan for stability of leadership
  • Define future budget requirements
  • Identify funding partners who might share the future expenses of this project, or explain why the grants are the only viable funding source
  • Make a convincing case for the program’s permanent status