Instructions for Submitting the Final Performance Report for NEH Fellowships (including NEH/Japan-U.S. Friendship Commission Fellowships), Awards for Faculty, and Summer Stipends

Recipients of NEH Fellowships (including NEH/Japan-U.S. Friendship Commission Fellowships), Awards for Faculty, and Summer Stipends are required to submit a final performance report on activities accomplished with their NEH award.

The final performance report must be submitted electronically via eGMS Reach, NEH's online grant management system at  At the welcome screen, enter your eGMS Reach username, which appears in parentheses next to your name in the "RECIPIENT CONTACTS” box of the Official Notice of Action that will be included with your award letter. Then click “Sign in help,” select the appropriate radio button, and click “Send.”  An e-mail message will be sent to you with a link to create a new password.  Once in eGMS Reach, follow the prompts for writing and submitting your final report.

Once you have logged into your account, click the “Submit” button next to the listing for the Final Performance Report.  A page will appear that contains the list of questions you should answer in your report.  These questions are also listed below.

The final report is due within 90 days after the conclusion of your term. A final financial report is not required.

If you have questions, the Office of Grant Management can be reached at,, or by phone at (202) 606-8494.

Please answer the following questions in your performance report:

  • What did you do during the tenure of your award, and how does this compare with what you had planned to do when you applied?
  • Has either your understanding of your subject or your approach to it changed significantly as a result of the work conducted under your award? If so, in what way?
  • How has your award-supported work furthered your scholarly career?
  • What are your publication plans?
  • Does your award-supported work have implications for your teaching?
  • Please provide titles if your research will contribute to new or revised courses.
  • To what extent will you be able to continue work on the project supported by the award?
  • What assistance, if any, will you receive for this from your employer or from other sources (including released time, research or secretarial assistance, etc., as well as award assistance?)
  • For Awards for Faculty recipients: are there other ways in which your award-supported work will further the educational mission of your institution?
  • Expressed roughly in percentages, what proportion of the fellowship period did you spend (a) at your own institution or home? (b) at other locations in the U.S.? (c) at locations abroad? Please specify the other locations, if any.
  • Did your employer contribute any additional funds for travel, supplies, research assistance, or other such ancillary purpose, to help you with your work under the fellowship? If so, please indicate amounts.
  • What is the sabbatical or similar leave policy at your place of employment?
  • When did you begin and end your award tenure? If the length of your actual tenure was shorter than that specified in the official notice of action that accompanied the NEH award letter, the Endowment will request, on a pro rata basis, appropriate repayment.
  • For Awards for Faculty recipients: If the total amount of full or half time spent on your project during your award tenure differed from that indicated in your acceptance form, describe and explain the difference.