The University Record, September 27, 1999

Research Reporter

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Brookdale National Leadership in Aging Program

This program awards competitive fellowships to support investigators in the developmental stages of their careers, as well as to established researchers who are changing the focus of their work to the field of aging.

Awards are made for two years. Medical—$60,000 year one; $67,500 year two. Humanities, Policy, Behavioral and Social Sciences—$50,000 year one; $55,000 year two.

Completed applications (with Proposal Approval Form) must be received by DRDA no later than Oct. 22 to be considered for this year’s competition. All applications will be reviewed by an institutional review panel.

Guidelines are on-line at Application forms must be requested from DRDA. The DRDA contact is Julie Feldkamp, 763-4522

Research Opportunities in Space Life Sciences: Gravitational Biology and Ecology Program

The National Aeronautics and Space Administration is inviting proposals in life sciences (NRA-99-HEDS-02). Proposals requested by this announcement may be for ground-based research investigations or for space-flight experiments designed for the shuttle middeck or for the early phase of utilization of the International Space Station. Research emphases include molecular structures and physical interactions, developmental biology, cellular and molecular biology, organismal and comparative biology, and gravitational ecology. Letters of intent are due Oct. 8; the proposal deadline is Dec. 1. The DRDA contact is Neil Gerl, 763-6438, or The announcement is available at:

Peaceful Applications of Nuclear Science

The Michigan Memorial Phoenix Project offers support for faculty research in peaceful applications of nuclear energy, science and technology and the associated social implications. This may include work in engineering; the physical, biological, health and social sciences; or the humanities. Applicants must be members of the University’s regular teaching and/or research faculty. The deadline is Oct. 11. For additional information, call 764-6213. Application materials may be obtained from the Phoenix Project at the Phoenix Memorial Lab or the Web site,

Revised NSF Grant Proposal Guide

The National Science Foundation 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 ( As a reminder, effective Oct. 1, 2000, all proposals will be required to be submitted to NSF via FastLane. Proposers, however, must check the FastLane Web site ( 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

The GPG is available on the NSF Web site at The Proposal Forms Kit is at Paper copies of the document may be obtained by writing to

The new GPG takes effect Oct. 1. Proposers are encouraged to view the document online in order to prepare for this effective date. Proposers may begin to use the new forms immediately, but only those proposals submitted on or after Oct. 1 are required to use the new forms.

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