Guidelines for Departmental GSR Annual Progress Report and Final Report

Students who have been awarded a Plant Sciences GSR Award are required to submit an annual progress report each summer during the period covered by their award, in order to qualify to continue to receive the awarded funding.  A final report is required in the summer of the last year of their award.  These reports provide the Department Chair with information on the student's research progress and research-related activities, such as publications and presentations, as well as the student's teaching activities.  (Master's students are required to TA at least once during their GSR award period, PhD students are required to TA at least twice.)

In this report, students should include a summary of their research aims and objectives and the major results of their research for the year, their implications, and plans on how they will be followed up in the coming year. This should be 500-1,000 words.

For students who have not reached the end of their award period, the Department Chair will use this information to determine whether or not the student has maintained his/her eligibility to continue to receive Plant Sciences GSR Award funding. 

The annual progress/final reports are due July 1. Please use the on-line report form.

Questions regarding the reports should be directed to Lisa Brown (or 530-752-7738).