The yearly reporting will take place in Grant Tracker, the grant management platform you used to apply for your grant with ARUK. A narrative questionnaire will appear for you to fill when you log in to your account.
We ask for reports annually from the start date of your grant. The final report will be asked three months after the end date of the grant, for you to have time to finish the experiments, close the project and write up the latest results.
You will receive a series of reminder emails from the Research team at Alzheimer’s Research UK, starting a month before the deadline, with a link directing you to the Grant Tracker portal.
There are two main reasons why we want to hear about your progress yearly:
- It allows us to see if things are progressing according to plan, or changes in goals, extensions, fund virements, etc. will be needed before the end of the grant.
- We regularly give updates to donors about the science that we are funding to let them know the positive impact they are having. By providing information throughout your grant, you are helping us to maintain those relationships and secure future funding so we can support even more ground-breaking research.
Research team members read all the reports to see if there is anything affecting the progress of the project, and if our help is needed with any issues that may arise throughout the project.
Our Science Communications team uses your report to write a summary for donors who are supporting your research. The summaries are written in lay language but are often quite detailed. This means the more detail you can provide the better.
As many of the outcomes of a grant can occur after the award has ended, we will be in touch with you by email months after the grant completion date to ask if there is any continuation on the work funded by us, or any news about further funding, career progression, etc. that may have been facilitated by our funding.
If the answer is yes, we will ask you to tell us about it in a voluntary 30 min video call at your convenience.
This will help us have all the information available about the impact of our funding, and to create case studies to showcase all the positive outcomes from your research.
The Lead Applicant is ultimately responsible for annual progress reporting, as defined in our grant Terms and Conditions.
Regardless of who fills the questionnaire, it is the Lead Applicant’s responsibility to check the answers and confirm the final submission during the submission period.
Holders of Scientific Conference Grants, Network Centre Grants and most Strategic Projects are not currently required to report through Grant Tracker. We operate alternative reporting protocols for these awards and holders are welcome to email us with outputs at any time at: email@example.com