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               Progress and Final Reports




Use the template provided to organize your milestone
              Template for Milestones
                                   Research Proposal
                                Guidelines for Milestones
The research proposal for the core research project must include the milestones and projected time of
completion. Good milestones should be ambitious, quantitative, specific, realistic and timely.
Milestones descriptions should detail the anticipated contributions to the research project and include
dependencies and expected results, deliverables or question-point (i.e. how you will know that you have
completed the tasks set for that milestone and/or that you have reached a decision-making point
regarding the next steps to follow in the research project).
Milestones outlined in the research proposal will guide your research and will be used to assess
progress towards completion of the research project during the Fellowship. For detailed information
about the progress reports timeline:
               Progress and Final Reports
You may include as many milestones as needed per time period. Milestones may be divided in
individual steps to highlight dependencies and particular steps within the research design. Note that
milestone table does not count against the page limit for the research proposal.

Use the template provided to organize your milestones.
              Template for Milestones
                                                    Research Proposal
                                                       Milestones
                                                 For more information: Guidelines for Milestones

                   Description of Milestone                                              Sub Steps (if any)
6 months

Example of a good milestone: Identify the efficiency loss
mechanisms in multicrystalline silicon wafers that can increase
minority carrier lifetimes several-fold, and cell efficiencies by 10-
40% relative, when these defects are removed.

                                                                        Sub Step #1
Milestone #2                                                            Sub Step #2
                                                                        Sub Step #3
9 months
                                                                        Sub Step #1
Milestone #1                                                            Sub Step #2
                                                                        Sub Step #3
                                                                        Sub Step #1
Milestone #2                                                            Sub Step #2
                                                                        Sub Step #3
12 months
                                                                        Sub Step #1
Milestone #1                                                            Sub Step #2
                                                                        Sub Step #3
                                                                        Sub Step #1
Milestone #1                                                            Sub Step #2
                                                                        Sub Step #3
15 months
                                                                        Sub Step #1
Milestone #2                                                            Sub Step #2
                                                                        Sub Step #3
18 months
                                                                        Sub Step #1
Milestone #1                                                            Sub Step #2
                                                                        Sub Step #3
                                                                        Sub Step #1
Milestone #2                                                            Sub Step #2
                                                                        Sub Step #3
21 months
                                                                        Sub Step #1
Milestone #1                                                            Sub Step #2
                                                                        Sub Step #3
                                                                        Sub Step #1
Milestone #2                                                            Sub Step #2
                                                                        Sub Step #3
24 months
                                                                        Sub Step #1
Milestone #1                                                            Sub Step #2
                                                                        Sub Step #3
                                                                        Sub Step #1
Milestone #2                                                            Sub Step #2
                                                                        Sub Step #3



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