Final reports must be submitted with the form found at the bottom of this page. Below are format guidelines for submitting your report.
Incomplete or incorrect submissions will be returned.
NOTE: THERE IS SEPARATE REPORT FORM FOR TECHNOLOGY COMMITTEE SUBMISSIONS. PLEASE MAKE SURE TO SELECT THE CORRECT FORM WHEN SUBMITTING YOUR REPORT.
FORMAT AND TYPE
Word format, 11 pt. Times New Roman. Do not include page #’s, headers or footers. Mirrored margins; 1.25” left margin, 1” right, top & bottom margins
Maximum length is 10 pages, not including the header pages. Start proposal on separate page.
Title must be identical to the previous year's title.
Include information on each individual listed as PI or Co-PI. A Co-PI designation means that the individual is fully engaged and is contributing to the scientific research of the project. You may delete extraneous Co-PI blocks.
Direct phone line and email address for contact. Do not place contact information in table format.
List cooperators involved in the project. A cooperator is a company that is donating products or services, or an individual serving in an advisory capacity.
OTHER FUNDING SOURCES
If you received funds from other agencies, please indicate the name and amount you received.
TOTAL PROJECT FUNDING
Recap the total amount funded through WTFRC, including WTFRC collaborative expenses.
Once complete, begin your final report on the page following the header pages and follow the format below.
RECAP ORIGINAL OBJECTIVES
Provide a brief overview of the original goals of the project.
Identify the level of accomplishment of each objective. Provide a bulleted list of significant findings during the prior year(s) of the project.
RESULTS & DISCUSSION
Focus on the findings during the prior year(s) of the project. Discuss significance to the industry and potential economic benefits. Use summary graphics.
KEYWORDS, ABSTRACT AND EXECUTIVE SUMMARY (Start on separate page - does not count towards 10-page maximum)
This section presents a snapshot of your work and is used as a search tool for the searchable database. This resource tool has recently been upgraded and contains hundreds of final reports used by scientists and growers to locate helpful information. We ask that you think carefully about what keywords would be best for users to locate your work.
Use the following format:
Project title: (copy and paste your title here)
Key words: Provide at least three keywords, separated by commas
Abstract: 50 words or less. Give scientific name at first mention of each organism. Do not cite references, figures, tables, probability levels, or results. Refer to results only in the general sense.
Example: Green Lacewings, Chrysoperla plorabunda, an important orchard predator, may be useful in control of pear psylla. This project explored the use of new semiochemical attractants for the purpose of increasing predation in the orchard. Attraction was increased when multiple compounds were combined.
Then complete your executive summary which can be up to 1 additional page in length.
Executive summaries should include significant progress or outcomes and summary of finding and future directions (if applicable). This page does not count towards the 10-page final report maximum.
- Footnotes: Can be included with 9pt. type. (Do not place in header/footer area on page setup)
- Pictures/graphics: When including pictures, note that books are printed in black & white.
- Temperature reporting: Please include Fahrenheit conversion.
- Electronic Filing: When sending your report, name your file using researcher’s last name, key word and new, continuing or final report. For example: if Jane Doe was submitting a final report for her lenticel breakdown project it would be named, DoeLenticelfinal.docx.