Launched in 2019, the Public Interest Technology University Network is a partnership that unites colleges and universities committed to building the nascent field of public interest technology and growing a new generation of civic-minded technologists. Through the development of curricula, research agendas, and experiential learning programs in the public interest technology space, these institutions aim to develop graduates with skills and knowledge at the intersection of technology and policy.

This report should be completed around the mid-point of your grant cycle. In the case of your 2021 Network Challenge grant, the grant cycle is 16 months. The grant period officially ends on April 30, 2023, and final reports are due on June 30, 2023.

We want to be able to connect the on-the-ground work to other funding supports. Ideally, the grant report offers insights that could benefit both your institution and PIT-UN’s grant funders, however, most grantees feel that often reporting is another hoop to jump through.

We want you to consider our reporting requirements as a vehicle to spark dialogue and reflection—requirements that move your institution’s PIT program toward refining and assessing goals.

Material Needed to Complete a Mid-grant Report

  • The project title as it appears on the original grant application
  • The total funding request and the total expenses to date
  • Answers to these questions
  1. Please describe what is going well with your project. (300-word limit)
  2. Please describe any challenges you are experiencing with your project (300-word limit)
  3. In the project application, you were asked to list outcomes and deliverables. As you view your work, are the outcomes and deliverables you listed in your application obtainable? If yes, please describe your progress in obtaining the objectives and deliverables. If not, please share how you would like to revise them. (200-word limit)
  4. How can we better support your work? (300-word limit)
  5. How can we assist you in highlighting your work inside and outside of your institution? (300-word limit)

The Public Interest Technology University network has launched the 2023 Membership Application. This year interested educational institutions can submit their application for Membership and Exploratory Membership to become members starting January 2023

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