The University Record, July 3, 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.

DRDA’s Proposal Writing Workshop

The Proposal Writing Workshop will be an intensive overview of the narrative portion of a proposal from the perspective of the reviewer. Areas covered will include: approaching a sponsor, components of a narrative (including budget), matching the narrative to the sponsor’s priorities and guidelines, writing style and common errors to avoid. DRDA project representatives Kathy DeWitt, Gayle Jackson and Tom Zdeba will join the workshop for a discussion of budget-related items, and can address federal, industry, and state and local government budgets. Sample proposals will be reviewed, and there will be a question-and-answer session. The workshop will be presented by Chris Kahan Black at 8:30 a.m. July 27 in Suite 18, Wolverine Tower. To register for this workshop, consult the research Web site ( The cost of the workshop is $10 for materials. If you have any questions, contact Janet Seegert, (734) 764-7241 or

Faculty Early Career Development Program

The National Science Foundation is accepting applications for its Faculty Early Career Development Program (CAREER). The CAREER program recognizes and supports the early career development activities of those faculty members who are most likely to become the academic leaders of the 21st century. CAREER awardees will be selected on the basis of creative, integrative, and effective research and education career development plans that build a firm foundation for a lifetime of integrated contributions to research and education.

NSF selects nominees for Presidential Early Career Awards for Scientists and Engineers (PECASE) from among the most meritorious new CAREER awardees. The PECASE program recognizes outstanding scientists and engineers who, early in their careers, show exceptional potential for leadership at the frontiers of knowledge. Beginning with the FY 2001 competition, the PECASE award will be an entirely honorary award for all NSF recipients and does not provide additional funds.

Proposals must be submitted via FastLane

The administrative shell is due at DRDA according to the following schedule:

  • Biological Sciences (BIO), Computer and Information Science and Engineering (CISE), Education and Human Resources (EHR), 5 p.m. July 20 for July 25 FastLane deadline.

  • Engineering (ENG), 5 p.m. July 21 for July 26.

  • Geosciences (GEO), Mathematical and Physical Sciences (MPS), Social, Behavioral and Economic Sciences (SBE), Office of Polar Programs (OPP), 5 p.m. July 24 for July 27.

    For more information on the Faculty Career Development Program, visit the research Web site at Click on the link to NSF Career Program Info Online. DRDA contact: David Plawchan, (734) 764-7237 or