The University Record, January 31, 2000

Research Reporter

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

Technology Opportunities Program

The U.S. Department of Commerce/National Telecommunications and Information Administration has announced that it is accepting applications under the Technology Opportunities Program (formerly the Telecommunications and Information Infrastructure Assistance Program).

The Technology Opportunities Program (TOP) is a matching funds program and will provide matching grants in support of projects that improve the quality of, and the public’s access to, cultural, educational and training resources; reduce the cost, improve the quality, and/or increase the accessibility of health care and public health services; promote responsive public safety services; improve the effectiveness and efficiency of government and public services; and foster communication, resource-sharing and economic development within communities, both rural and urban. TOP will provide up to 50 percent matching funds.

Applicants may request up to $600,000 in total federal support. Federal funds may not be used as matching funds, except as provided by federal statute.

Deadline: March 16. Complete details and information can be found at E-mail: DRDA Contact: Thomas Zdeba, 764-7250 or

Workshops for Graduate Students

DRDA will collaborate with the Graduate School on two workshops designed primarily for graduate students:

  • Grant Proposal Writing featuring Chris Black 4–6 p.m. Feb. 8, East Conference Room, fourth floor, Rackham Bldg. Light refreshments will be served.

  • Getting Web Savvy: Searching for Research and Fellowship Funds featuring Julie Feldkamp and Suzanne Tainter from DRDA and Roger Doster, Glenda Haskell and Ethel Thoms from the Graduate School, 3:30–5 p.m. March 7 in Rackham Assembly Hall, fourth floor. Light refreshments will be served.