The University Record, October 22, 1997

Research Reporter

NSF Revises Grant Proposal Guide

Revised versions of the NSF Grant Proposal Guide (GPG) (NSF 98-2) and Proposal Forms Kit (NSF 98-3) have been released. They will replace the prior versions of the GPG (NSF 95-27) and the Proposal Forms Kit (NSF 95-28), effective as of Oct. 1. The revi sed documents are available through NSF Fastlane:, the Research Web Site: under "Most Requested Information," or by contacting Maria Lavoisne, 764-7237, or


U.S. Department of Education Announces
Direct Grant Programs and Fellowship Programs

A comprehensive list of Department of Education programs has been published in the Federal Register. To request a detailed list of the programs and deadlines from DRDA, ask for the Department of Education Program list published in the Oct. 7 Federal Reg ister. Call Adeline Ryznar, 936-1354.


Women's Educational Equity Act Program (WEEA)

The U.S. Department of Education is inviting applications for this program. Its purpose is to promote gender equity in education for women and girls who suffer from multiple forms of discrimination based on sex and race, ethnic origin, limited English proficiency, disability or age, and to provide financial assistance to enable education agencies to meet the requirements of Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972. Deadline: Nov. 24. Note: Congress has not yet appropriated 1998 funds for this pr ogram. Contact: Adeline Ryznar, 936-1354.


Cost Accounting Standards Workshops

DRDA and Financial Operations will present two Cost Accounting Standards workshops on Oct. 24 and Nov. 25. These sessions are intended to assist in assuring compliance with Cost Accounting Standards in three major areas: budget planning and prep aration, 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 8&endash; 8:15 a.m. Each workshop is limited to 50 persons; pre-registration is required. If you are interested in attending, contact Cheryl Ellul, Financial Operations, 6012 Wolve rine Tower 1287, 764-8428, or e-mail


Ovarian Cancer Research Program

The United States Army Medical Research and Material Command (USAMRMC) is soliciting proposals for integrated multidisciplinary research efforts to develop novel ovarian cancer prevention strategies at National Cancer Institute-designated Comprehensive Ca ncer Centers. The USAMRMC is calling for proposals that will foster new directions, address neglected issues, and build long-term ovarian cancer research capabilities through multi-investigator and multi-institutional networking. Deadline: Nov. 11. Fo r additional information, contact Neil Gerl, 763-6438, or The World Wide Web address is:


Prostate Cancer Research Program

The United States Army Medical Research and Material Command is soliciting applications for prostate cancer research. Proposals are sought across all areas of basic, clinical, behavioral and epidemiological research. The programmatic strategy is being implemented by a solicitation for proposals in two research areas: New Investigator Awards and Idea Development Awards. Deadline: Oct. 29. For additional information, contact Neil Gerl, 763-6438, or neilgerl@umich.e du. The World Wide Web address is:


Former EPA research director to speak

On Oct. 23, Robert Huggett will speak on "Trends in Environmental Research: The Roles of Government and Universities," as part of the Distinguished Lecture Series on National Research Policy sponsored by the Office of the Vice President for Research. Hug gett is vice president for research and graduate studies at Michigan State University and former assistant director for research and development at the Environmental Protection Agency. In his talk, Huggett will discuss the way environmental research is o rganized in the United States.

A panel discussion will follow the lecture. The panelists are Huggett, Stephen Brandt, director, Great Lakes Environmental Research Laboratory; Mary Anne Carroll, associate professor of atmospheric, oceanic and space sciences and of chemistry; and Da niel Mazmanian, dean and professor, School of Natural Resources and Environment.

The lecture begins at 3:30 p.m. in the Mendelssohn Theatre in the Michigan League. (NOTE: this is a location change from some earlier notices about this lecture.)

For further details, see http://www.research.umich. edu/research/news/lecture_series/huggett.html; email, or call 647-9085.

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