Final Project

Fellows will not be awarded a UNU certificate unless a final report is completed.

In the report the fellows must demonstrate their ability to:
*set realistic goals
*show that they can delimit the project and select methods relevant to their goals and research questions
*justify the selection of data-gathering methods
*give a critical review of sources and theory
*make a clear distinction between opinions and facts
*construct an argument in the discussion of results
*make a clear oral presentation
*prepare a professional written product

Most of the final projects are published on this web site and can be reviewed in the section on fellows (an Acrobad reader is required)

The topics may range from experimental to theoretical, from practical to speculative and may incorporate from laboratory work to fieldwork.

The report should reflect the work done by the fellow during the course.

The writings, ideas and the work should be the fellow's, from start to finish. If the report includes work or ideas by others it must be properly indicated.

The final report is to be written with guidance of the fellow's supervisor.

The report has to be divided into chapters/sections, but since the topics and the main objectives of the projects are so diverse it is not possible to lay out a detailed description of the sections. Although sections may vary the final report should include:
- title page
- abstract
- table of contents
- list of tables and figures
- introduction
- literature review
- a descriptive section (e.g. methods and material used, description of an area/site)
- results
- discussion of results
- conclusions
- bibliography
- acknowledgments

Fellows must present their views on the issues covered and shed new light on the topics.

Fellows will give an oral presentation on their final project (report), and the presentation will be open to the public.

The length of the report's main text (including tables and figures) should be in the range of 20-40 pages.