For NSF-funded researchers: new tool available for submitting Project Outcomes Report


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3:49 p.m., Oct. 15, 2010----The National Science Foundation (NSF) has a new reporting requirement--the Project Outcomes Report--in effect for all awards made, or existing awards that receive funding amendments, on or after Jan. 4, 2010.

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And now a new reporting tool is available from to assist researchers in completing the report. See the UD Research website to access step-by-step instructions and frequently asked questions.

Section 7010 of the America COMPETES Act requires that research funded by NSF report on the outcomes for the general public. These reports are available for public viewing on

The Project Outcomes Report is:

  • A brief summary prepared by the Principal Investigator (PI) or co-PI specifically for the public, describing the nature and outcomes of the project. It should describe the outcomes or findings that address the intellectual merit and broader impacts of the work (200-800 words) as defined in the NSF merit review criteria and covering the life of the award. It may include up to six (optional) images that creatively show the work.
  • Submitted through the website.
  • Due by the end of the 90-day reporting period after the award expires.

For more information, contact your UD department's contract and grant administrator.