Two informational sessions regarding NSFs Information Technology Research (ITR) Program are scheduled for 2:304 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 www.research.umich.edu.
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. 46. Pre-proposals for group projects are due at NSF Nov. 2729. Small projects are due Jan. 2224.
For more information, please visit the Web at www.research.umich.edu/research/rfp/nsf_itr.html.
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 www.fastlane.nsf.gov.
DRDAs 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, firstname.lastname@example.org for scheduling.