Washington Tree Fruit Research Commission

Wenatchee, Washington

Continuing reports must be submitted with the form found at the bottom of this page. Below are format guidelines for submitting your report.
Incomplete or incorrect submissions will be returned.


FORMAT AND TYPE:  Word format, 11 pt. Times New Roman. Do not include page #’s, headers or footers. Mirrored margins; 1.25” left margin, 1” right, top & bottom margins

LENGTH: Maximum length is 6 pages, not including the header pages. Start proposal on separate page.

YEAR: Select an item which best describes your reporting year.  From the drop-down box, select  one of the following that best describes the status of your project next to the word "Year": 1 of 2 (reporting on 1st year of a 2-year project), 1 of 3(reporting on the 1st year of a 3 year project), or 2 of 3 (reporting on the 2nd year of a 3 year project), or No-Cost extension.

PROJECT TITLE: Title must be identical to the title which was funded.

PI/Co-PI: Include information on each individual listed as PI or Co-PI. A Co-PI designation means that the individual is fully engaged and is contributing to the scientific research of the project. You may delete extraneous Co-PI blocks.

COOPERATORS: List cooperators involved in the project. A cooperator is a company that is donating products or services, or an individual serving in an advisory capacity.

CONTACT INFORMATION: Direct phone line and email address for contact. Do not place contact information in table format.

TOTAL PROJECT REQUEST: Fill in the total amount of your funding request. 

OTHER FUNDING SOURCES:  From the drop down list, select "requested", "awarded" or none.  If you are soliciting funds from other agencies, please indicate the name and amount you are requestingor were awarded in this section.  

WTFRC COLLABORATIVE EXPENSES: All potential WTFRC research collaboration must be discussed and approved in advance. Contact Tory Schmidt at least 2 weeks prior to report deadline date to discuss project viability and staff availability.  Tory can be reached at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or by telephoning (509) 665-8271, ext. 4. The WTFRC budget must be prepared by the commission's Administrative Officer (Kathy Coffey) to ensure an accurate reflection of cost.  Note: This amount must be included in the total project request. If you do not anticipate collaborative expenses type in, "None" and delete the table.

Contract Administrator:  
This required information guarantees that the financial people at your institution know you are funded and will begin the contracting process on your behalf.  
Station Manager/Supervisor: 
This is optional, however WSU Station Managers and many USDA-ARS supervisors have requested that they be notified of the results of your grant requests. Include their name and email address if you wish them to be notified.  If left blank, they will not be notified.

Although funding is reviewed on a year-to-year basis, continuation of projects must be justified annually. Please prepare a budget which reflects your needs for the entire project, up to three years. WTFRC does not pay overhead charges, tuition for graduate students, publication costs, and does not fund travel to professional society meetings, including research reviews. Travel budgets must contain only those costs which are directly related to the project. If you are working with other institutions, itemize the budget for each entity. If your budget has changed dramatically since it was originally approved, please give an explanation in the footnote section. 

Once complete, begin your continuing report on the page following the header pages and follow the format below.

OBJECTIVES: Recap project objectives. Delineate the goals and activities for the next year. Include schedule of activities and anticipated accomplishments.  Explain any deviations from original objectives or schedule.

SIGNIFICANT FINDINGS: Provide a bulleted list of significant findings during the prior year(s) of the project.

METHODS: Outline the methods to be employed.

RESULTS & DISCUSSION: Focus on the findings during the prior year(s) of the project. Discuss significance to the industry and potential economic benefits. Use summary graphics.


  • Footnotes: Can be included with 9pt. type. (Do not place in header/footer area on page setup)
  • Pictures/graphics: When including pictures, note that books are printed in black & white.
  • Temperature reporting: Please include Fahrenheit conversion.
  • Electronic Filing: When sending your report, name your file using researcher’s last name, key word and new, continuing or final report. For example: if Jane Doe was submitting a final report for her lenticel breakdown project it would be named, DoeLenticelfinal.docx.