The Final Report

Awardees of the Page/Johnson Legacy Scholar Grants will be required to submit a final report within 30 days of the completion of the grant. The final report should include the following:

► Title of grant

► Year of grant

► Name of all awardees on the grant

► Contact information for all awardees, including institution name, awardee mailing address, phone number, and email address. If awardees have public social media handles, please include those as well.

► An abstract of the project

► Research projects should include a summary of the methods and implementation as well as the key findings and their application to the practice.

► Teaching projects should include a summary of the work done and the outcomes from the project.

► All outputs including articles, presentations, blog posts, workshops, etc. See above for a list of ideal ways scholars should share their work. Please include an abstract for each paper, presentation or article.

► Any media coverage of the project, including traditional media, social media, and other outlets.

Blog post – Scholars are asked to write a blog post summarizing findings from their project that has useful implications for the communications practice. The blog post can be sent separately from the final report, but the grant will not be considered complete until the blog post is received by the Page Center office. At the request of the author, the post can be held for up to one year if the authors wish to keep their findings confidential due to the peer review process. The post will be used to inform audiences of the Page Center about the scholars’ work.

Awardees will complete an annual report of grant outputs for up to five years following the year of the award. The Page Center will initiate the report each year by contacting the lead investigator on the grant.

Requirements for acknowledging Page Center-funded research
Publications, including research publications, press releases and other documents about Page-funded research must include the following statement:

"This project was supported by a Page Legacy Scholar Grant from the Arthur W. Page Center for Integrity in Public Communication at the Donald P. Bellisario College of Communications at The Pennsylvania State University. Any opinions, findings and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the author(s) and do no necessarily reflect the views of Penn State."


For more information on the Page Center and the Legacy Scholar competition, email