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.

Thanks for attending the 2022 Annual PIT-UN convening.

All Designee requests for reimbursements are due 30 days after the conclusion of the convening. (November 30, 2022)

Some information before you start:

  • Individuals are requested to purchase the lowest available fare at a reasonable travel time. We do not intend to make all people fly red-eyes when flying from one coast to the opposite coast.
  • If you extended your stay in NY, reimbursement is dependent upon what the cost would be to travel on an intended departure day of October 29th. We are expecting that ticket costs from origination to convening and back to origination should cost the same or lower. PIT-UN can essentially reimburse what the cost would be to travel on an intended day. When reconciling this expense, you will need to submit screenshot information showing the cost on departure day was similar to or less than the actual end date of the convening.

You will need to submit these forms and the corresponding receipts for us to process reimbursement requests.

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 requirements for completing the final grant report can be found in Exhibit B of the ratified grant agreement. 

Material Needed to Complete The Final Grant 

  • a copy of the grant agreement 
  • Answers to the Exhibit B questions. (Exhibit B questions are found in the ratified grant agreement). 
  • DEI statistics if you collected that data
  • The original NVF Project Budget Template with the reporting tab filled out. If the finance department has a separate financial sheet you can upload that as well.
  • Any links or copies of specific deliverables or open educational resources.
  • Any links to publications (case studies, reports, papers...) developed out of this work

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)

Material Needed to Complete The Final Grant

  • a copy of the grant agreement
  • Answers to the Exhibit B questions in the original grant agreement
  • DEI statistics if you collected that data
  • The original NVF Project Budget Template with the reporting tab filled out. If the finance department has a separate financial sheet you can upload that as well.
  • Any links or copies of specific deliverables or open educational resources.
  • Any links to publications (case studies, reports, papers...) developed out of this work
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