The University Record, October 4, 1999

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Farewell Reception for Michael Kope

A farewell reception for Michael Kope, assistant to the director and legal counsel in the Technology Management Office (TMO), will be held 4–6 p.m. Oct. 6 in the Vandenberg Room, Michigan League.

In the seven years that Kope has worked for TMO, he has contributed to the design, negotiation and successful completion of licenses and arrangements in a wide variety of fields, with a broad range of business partners, from software licenses with bootstrap start-ups, to complex biotechnology transfer relationships with multi-national organizations.

Kope is joining Aviron, a California biotechnology firm, which has licensed a U-M-developed technology for a nasal vaccine against influenza.

Kope is a graduate of the Law School, where he received the school’s ASCAP award for his work on software copyrights.

Camille Dreyfus Foundation Teacher-Scholar Awards Program

In 1969, the Camille and Henry Dreyfus Foundation established the Camille and Henry Dreyfus Teacher-Scholar Awards Program to strengthen the teaching and research careers of talented young faculty in the chemical sciences. Based on institutional nominations, the program was designed to provide discretionary funding to faculty at early stages in their careers. Criteria for selection included a commitment to education and an independent body of scholarship that signaled the promise of continuing outstanding contributions to both research and teaching. The program description is at www.dreyfus.org/tc.shtml.

The University may nominate only one candidate. Associate Vice President Timothy Killeen will be convening a small committee to review the preliminary nominations. Preliminary nomination forms have been distributed to the chairs of the eligible departments and must be submitted to Killeen’s office by Oct. 29. Questions concerning the program should be directed to Killeen at 763-1290 or tkilleen@umich.edu.

Revised NSF Grant Proposal Guide

The National Science Foundation (NSF) has revised the Grant Proposal Guide (GPG) (NSF 00-2) and the Proposal Forms Kit (NSF 00-3). These documents supersede the prior versions.

This revision incorporates the following significant changes:

  • Issuance of Important Notice No. 123, Working Toward A Paperless Proposal System, dated Sept. 3, 1998 (www.nsf.gov/cgi-bin/getpub?iin123). As a reminder, effective Oct. 1, 2000, all proposals are required to be submitted to NSF via FastLane. Proposers, however, must check the FastLane Web site (www.fastlane.nsf.gov/a0/fldeadli.htm) prior to proposal preparation and submission to verify whether use of FastLane is required in preparation of all or part of a proposal;

  • Implementation of the approved cost sharing policy;

  • Clarification of the importance of the second merit review criterion in the preparation and review of proposals submitted to NSF;

  • Revision of instructions on preparation of the biographical sketch; and

  • Clarification of instructions on submission of collaborative proposals to NSF.

    Other sections have been revised for clarity to make the guide consistent with current NSF policies, practices and procedures. A complete summary of changes can be found at www.nsf.gov/pubs/2000/nsf002/f4_changes.htm.

    The GPG is available on the NSF Web site at www.nsf.gov/cgi-bin/getpub?nsf002. The Proposal Forms Kit is at www.nsf.gov/cgi-bin/gerpub?nsf003. Paper copies of the document may be obtained by sending e-mail to paperpubs@nsf.gov.

    The new GPG took effect Oct. 1.

    Please address any questions or comments about the GPG to the Policy Office, Division of Contracts, Policy and Oversight, (703) 306-1243 or policy@nsf.gov.