As part of your URCO responsibilities, there are three components to fulfilling the requirements of the grant: presenting your research, submitting a final report, and submitting a financial report.

While most students choose to submit their reports together at the conclusion of their project, each component can be submitted as it is completed. For instance, the financial report can be filed as soon as all purchases for the project have been made.

Submit URCO Reports


For the presentation requirement, you will be asked to note any presentations you have made, as well as any that you are planning to make. If you would like to include copies of any presentation materials, you are encouraged to attach them as ‘additional files’ in the online form. Anything you submit may be used as examples for future students.

Final Report

The final report is approximately 2-4 pages summarizing what you did, what you found, and what you learned. Please include an impact statement explaining how the URCO grant helped you to achieve your educational goals and to develop as a student researcher, professionally and/or personally.

If you have prepared an abstract or poster for your project to present or publish, you can include this as part of your final report.

Financial Report

If you received the optional research expenses funding in addition to your URCO scholarship award, you are required to submit a financial report using this form. This report delineates expenditures and must include copies (photographs or scanned images are acceptable) of all receipts; reports are not considered complete without receipts.  Note that the report requires signatures from your mentor and a person with budget authority over the purchases.

Reporting Deadlines

The reporting deadlines are set for one year from the notification of funding:

  • Spring 2019: January 6, 2020
  • Summer 2019: April 24, 2020
  • Fall 2019: July 31, 2020
  • Spring 2020: December 7, 2020

Failure to close out the URCO grant officially can result in holds being placed on records. Any extensions to these deadlines should be requested via e-mail to Dr. Alexa Sand ( with a rationale for the extension and a projected completion date.