The University Record, October 2, 2000

Research Reporter

Research opportunities, application deadlines, U-M policies concerning sonsored research, campus research resources and more are available onteh Research Web site. Point your browser to Sponsored by the Office of he Vice President for Reseach and the Division of Research Development and Administration.

Information Technology Research Program Workshop on Oct. 12, 13

Two informational sessions regarding NSF’s Information Technology Research (ITR) Program are scheduled for 2:30–4 p.m. Oct. 12 in Room 1180 (teleconferencing room), Media Union, and 11:30 a.m.–1 p.m. Oct. 13 in Room 411, West Hall. Refreshments will be served at the Thursday session and lunch will be served at the Friday session. The sessions will cover the same material, so it is only necessary to attend one. Registration is required. Register on the Web at

Jim MacBain, director of research relations at the College of Engineering, and Toby Smith, government relations officer for research, will review the ITR program and requirements and share insight gained from recent visits to NSF. Marvin Parnes, associate vice president for research, will discuss cost sharing and the criteria for the internal selection of proposals.

The internal deadline for large and group projects is Oct. 30. Pre-proposals for large projects are due at NSF Dec. 4–6. Pre-proposals for group projects are due at NSF Nov. 27–29. Small projects are due Jan. 22–24.

For more information, please visit the Web at

NSF’s Paperless Proposal and Award System

Effective Oct. 1, the National Science Foundation (NSF) requires ALL specified transactions with NSF, including proposal submission, to be accomplished electronically via use of the NSF Fastlane system. The NSF Fastlane Web site can be found at

DRDA’s Kristen Scraggs offers a demonstration of the NSF Fastlane proposal preparation system. Topics covered include obtaining a login and password, populating the PI information screen, preparing the NSF forms via Fastlane (Bio Sketch, Budgets, Other Support, etc.) and allowing SRO (DRDA) access. If you would like a demonstration at your school or college, please contact Kristen, for scheduling.