The University Record, July 6, 1999

Research Reporter

FastLane Submission Now in Effect for Directorate of Biological Sciences

All unsolicited proposals submitted to the National Science Foundation to the Directorate for Biological Sciences require at least partial submission (cover sheet, classification form and project summary) via FastLane. All proposals submitted for the upcoming July 10 target date must comply. For the full text of the Dear Colleague Letter, see .

National Academy of Sciences Awards

Each year, the National Academy of Sciences presents awards to recognize outstanding achievements in science. Nominations for next year’s awards—which will include honors for young investigators in the fields of molecular biology, geochemistry and geophysics, and experimental psychology—will be accepted through Sept. 1, 1999.

Details and nomination forms are available at

Faculty Early Career Development Program

The National Science Foundation (NSF) is accepting applications for its Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) Program (NSF-99-110). CAREER awards are intended to support outstanding new faculty who intend to develop academic careers involving both research and education in science, mathematics or engineering.

NSF will select from the most meritorious new awardees supported by the CAREER program, up to 20 nominees for the Presidential Early Career Awards for Scientists and Engineers (PECASE). To be considered for PECASE, CAREER proposals must include one copy of NSF Form 1317A.

Deadline: July 22. CAREER is requiring full FastLane submission by 5:00 p.m. on the deadline date. Submit the signed administrative shell (PAF, cover and certification page, summary, and budgets) to DRDA as soon as possible for processing. Proposals should be ready for review by July 20, two days before the deadline. Push the “Allow SRO Access” button on FastLane by this date.

DRDA contact: David Plawchan, 764-7237, or For the CAREER guidelines go to For the CAREER FAQ go to