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The Society requires that for all the projects it supports both a preliminary and full report (unless stated otherwise in your terms and conditions) are submitted.

Failure to submit either report will jeopardise future grant applications to the RGS-IBG.

Preliminary report 

An online preliminary report must be completed within one month of returning from the field, including three high resolution JPEG images which capture the essence of the project (the research problem, methods and findings).  

Final report

A full final report must be submitted electronically and in hard copy by 1 September of the year following the award. The final report must include a 250 word abstract, a description of the project and its key findings (1000 words minimum), digital images that capture the spirit of the project and its results, a final budget, and details of presentations, publications and any other outputs.

Your final report will be kept by the Society for public reference. Unless you indicate to the contrary in writing on the report, we will allow the entire report to be copied for private and personal use.

Examples of project reports:

For further examples of reports, search the expeditions database for past projects on a similar topic/location, and request a copy of the report from the Society.

The Society would also like to be kept informed of other outputs of your project, whether they be academic papers, lectures or educational resources. Please see other outputs of projects supported by the Society.

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