The University Record, February 25, 1998

Vol. 53 No. 22
February 25, 1998

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Funding Opportunities in the Health Sciences 1998 Edition Is Now Available

The 1998 edition of DRDA's publication Funding Opportunities in the Health Sciences is now available for distribution. Copies may be requested by phone (763-4522), fax (764-8510), or e-mail (

The electronic version of this publication is on the Research Web site: This version is updated continuously, as new sponsor information is received, and can be searched by keyword(s), sponsor name, and/or deadline date. It also contains URL links to sponsor Web sites, many of which provide on-line application forms and guidelines. We encourage you to use the electronic version and welcome any feedback or comments.

Cost Accounting Standards Workshops

DRDA and Financial Operations will present two Cost Accounting Standards workshops on March 6 and March 20. These sessions are intended to assist in assuring compliance with Cost Accounting Standards in three major areas: budget planning and preparation, identification and documentation of cost-sharing commitments and project administration. The workshops will be presented in Suite 18, Wolverine Tower, and will focus on sponsored research awards from NIH. These sessions require approximately 3 hours and will start at 8:15 a.m. Coffee, donuts and bagels will be available 88:15 a.m. Each workshop is limited to 50 persons; pre-registration is required. If you are interested in attending, contact Cheryl Ellul, Financial Operations, 3089 Wolverine Tower 1287, 764-8204, or e-mail

U.S. Department of Education Revises FIPSE Deadlines

The competition, Controlling the Cost of Postsecondary Education, CFDA 84.116R, has been changed from an anticipated deadline of March 13 to the announced deadline of March 20. This program addresses issues of cost control at postsecondary institutions but maintaining the same level of quality. Projects for the Joint Consortia for Cooperation in Higher Education and Vocational Education, CFDA 84.116J, should promote student-centered education and training for cooperative activities between the different regions of the European Community and the United States. The deadline was changed from the anticipated date of March 20 to the official deadline of April 17. Contact Adeline Ryznar, 936-1354.

Plant Genome Research Program Arabidopsis thaliana Genome Sequencing Project

The National Science Foundation, Department of Energy and the U.S. Department of Agriculture are jointly soliciting proposals to continue the systematic sequencing of the genome of Arabidopsis thaliana. The ultimate goal of this project is to sequence the entire Arabidopsis genome within a reasonable time frame, maximally by the year 2000. The overall objective of the Plant Genome Research Program is to support research on the structure, organization and function of plant genomes, and to accelerate the acquisition and utilization of new knowledge and innovative technologies that will aid in developing a more complete elucidation of basic biological processes in plants. Deadline: April 15. For additional information (NSF 98-52), contact David Plawchan, 764-7237, or

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