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Research News

From the Office of Research and Sponsored Programs

Fall 1996 Vol. 28, No. 1

Notes From The Director

I recently volunteered myself to be a guinea pig for purposes of testing a new service that RSP is subscribing to on behalf of the University. The service is called SMARTS, which stands for "SPIN Matching and Researcher Transmittal System" (where SPIN, the encapsulated acronym-within-acronym, stands for "Sponsored Programs Information Network"; SPIN is described elsewhere in this issue).

SMARTS is billed as an Electronic Matching and Funding Opportunity Notification System that will provide faculty with a direct and targeted electronic link to comprehensive, current U.S. Federal and non-Federal (and expanding international) research funding information. Faculty profile information is used for matching with the SPIN database on a daily basis. "Matched" programs are then automatically e-mailed to the individual researchers every day. Researchers will receive information regarding: RFPs (from the Commerce Business Daily); Federal Register Solicitations; Research Grants; Fellowships; Collaborative Projects; International Projects; Travel; Equipment.

I recently signed up as a prospective principal investigator with an interest in AIDS and cancer research. The sign-up process took approximately 20 minutes, using Netscape on my Mac LC. I had to supply a user name and password (I used my e-mail counterparts), my Social Security number, title, address and phone number. I then selected the areas in which I was interested by keyword and the "type of applicant" (faculty, postdoc, etc.). The next day I received an e-mail message with an announcement of a federal program in my "areas of interest." It worked!

One nice thing about SMARTS is that the amount of e-mail you get is manageable: if you are receiving too much, you can just go into the profile editor and refine the list of keywords; if you're not receiving enough, you can expand the list. We will be explaining how to use SMARTS at our faculty workshops on October 14-15.

SMARTS may not sound like rocket science, but it is a huge improvement in the way most of us in the research administration area have always done things-which is to try to collect as many announcements as we can lay our hands on, review them with an eye to determining which faculty members might be interested, and then sending copies out via campus mail.

We hope to begin signing up faculty members for SMARTS right away. Please contact RSP for assistance or try it yourself (the URL is: http://spin.infoed.org/smarts/access.htm; then select "Investigator Profiles").

-- Bill Sellers


We wrote in our Spring 1996 issue of Research News of the National Science Foundation's (NSF) "FastLane": an interactive electronic interface with those faculty who have submitted proposals to NSF. Armed with access to NSF's home page on the Internet (http://www.nsf.gov) and a Personal Identification Number (PIN) that is assigned by Research and Sponsored Programs, faculty can now check the status of their outstanding proposals without contacting NSF by telephone. For PIs anxious for news of their applications, but wary of bombarding NSF program officials with inquiries, the FastLane offers an easy alternative. Contact RSP for your PIN at ext. 2425.


Hope for the Humanities

WSU faculty in the humanities who are interested in funding opportunities have an advocate in the Ohio Humanities Council (OHC). The OHC, a statewide nonprofit agency based in Columbus, is affiliated with, and in part funded by, the National Endowment for the Humanities. With funding for the humanities waning, the OHC offers support for programs that meet the following criteria:

  • Humanities content must be present. OHC is bound by the Congressional definition of "humanities," which includes, but is not limited to, the study of the following: Languages, modern and classical; Linguistics; Literature; History; Jurisprudence; Archaeology; Comparative Religion; Ethics; History, Theory, and Criticism of the Arts; Social Sciences, General and Interdisciplinary; and Humanities, General and Interdisciplinary
  • Programs must be educational, balanced and open to the public free of charge.
  • Humanities scholars must be involved in the planning, presenting and evaluating of the program events.
The OHC offers a selection of grant programs, with awards ranging from $1,000 to $25,000. First-time proposal writers are encouraged to attend program development workshops, offered by OHC staff throughout the state regularly. With sufficient faculty interest, WSU could become the site of a future OHC workshop.

WSU faculty may get further information about OHC by contacting RSP at ext. 2425. OHC staff is available for discussion of proposal ideas by e-mail (ohiohum@aol.com) or telephone (513-461-7802).

Sponsor Alerts

Legislation at your Fingertips

Ever wonder what our elected officials in the House and Senate intend with their sponsorship of certain legislation? We cannot provide a translation, but we can direct you to the text of bills from the 103rd and 104th Congresses, when you are next in the mood for some bedside reading or have a child who needs help with a last-minute Civics project: http://thomas.loc.gov/home/c104query.html#billno

Select the "Search: bill number" option and follow the instructions for the desired piece of legislation. Press "Search" after criteria has been entered. Happy reading!

Three Strikes and You're Out or - if at First You Don't Succeed, Try, Try and Stop

The National Institutes of Health is limiting the number of times applicants can revise and resubmit an application. Effective October 1, 1996, applicants may revise an original submission twice, for a total of three attempts. Additionally, the NIH will not accept a revised (amended) application that is submitted later than two years beyond the date of the receipt of the initial, unamended application.

As always, your NIH program administrator is available for consultation regarding new and resubmitted applications.

Plan Ahead to Share

The next NIH Shared Instrumentation Grant deadline is the last Monday in March. In 1997, that translates to March 31.

USDA "Fixes" Deadlines

Beginning with the FY 1997 program, the National Research Initiative Competitive Grants Program, Cooperative State Research Education and Extension Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture (NRICGP) will implement fixed deadline dates for receipt of proposals. These deadlines will remain unchanged year to year. View the list of deadlines and program areas on the WWW at: http://www.reeusda.gov/new/nri/deadline.htm

More Sponsor Alerts

You CAN Have the Last Word

The NIH has a process in place to provide an applicant who feels that some aspect of the handling or peer review of his/her grant application has been inappropriate, biased or wrong, with two sequential opportunities, respectively referred to as "rebuttals" and "appeals," to have those concerns addressed. The processes were outlined in the July 5, 1996, NIH Guide, available on line at: http://web.fie.com/htdoc/fed/nih/any/any/proc/any/07059603.htm

Speak Only When Spoken To

Unsolicited small research project grants (R03 category) will no longer be accepted by the National Cancer Institute (NCI). The NCI advises that acceptance will only be considered when applications are submitted in response to an NCI announcement specifically inviting such applications.

You Can Run, but You Can't Hide

Having trouble hooking up a name with a location at the NIH? Here is a useful way to use e-mail to find a telephone number or address.

Send an e-mail to: lookup@nih.gov

On the subject line of the e-mail, put the first and last name of the person you want to find. Send the message. Within minutes, you should receive an e-mail response giving the person's name, telephone and fax numbers, e-mail and address.

National Science Foundation Defines Program "Deadlines" and "Target Dates"

There is a difference! Unless otherwise stated in announcements or solicitations, proposals to NSF postmarked after "Program Deadlines" will generally be returned to the proposer; proposals postmarked after "Target Dates" will be reviewed, although they may miss a particular panel meeting.

NSF programs that do not have specific deadline or target dates will accept proposals at any time of the year. It takes approximately six months for NSF to process a proposal.

And MORE about Peer Review . . .

NIH's recommendations for changing how IRGs (Initial Review Groups) rate grant applications were released in May 1996.

Read about them at: http://www.nih.gov/grants/peer/rga.htm

SPINning Down the Information Superhighway

Offices of research administration today face a growing challenge of providing their clients with targeted funding opportunities, while allowing ample lead time for the development of successful applications to meet sponsor deadlines. RSP accepted this challenge and began shopping for a new funding database that would combine all of the above, plus allow faculty the convenience of conducting their own searches at their office computers.

The result of these efforts is the Sponsored Programs Information Network or SPIN. Available through the World Wide Web to WSU faculty whose e-mail address includes "wright.edu," and who have access to "Netscape," SPIN can be used to search thousands of government and private funding opportunities.

Try it for yourself by following these easy instructions:

  • Open: Netscape Navigator the WWW
  • Open URL: http://spin.infoed.org
  • Click on: SPIN Services and Links
  • Click on: SPIN WWW
  • Click on: Access SPIN WWW
  • Click on: SPIN USA
  • Enter: Search criteria
  • Click on: Run Search
The results of your search can be viewed, printed or downloaded in synopsis or full program format. Search criteria can be manipulated in numerous ways to fit specific needs and interests. SPIN, combined with SMARTS (discussed in "Notes from the Director" on page 2), offer a full package of funding opportunities options to WSU.

We hope you like SPIN and would appreciate your comments. Please contact Ellen Reinsch Friese or Jan Power at ext. 2425 if you have any questions regarding SPIN or SMARTS.

Note: those WSU faculty whose offices are off-site may not have access to e-mail or have e-mail addresses that do not include the extension, "wright.edu." In some cases, these faculty may be eligible for "wright.edu" accounts. Please consult with your department chair regarding eligibility for these accounts.

It's Worth Repeating...

As reported in a previous issue of Research News, RSP no longer approves the (yellow) encumbrance copy of Departmental Purchase Orders. This change was made to insure a more timely processing of purchase orders.

Please review the following changes and share them with the personnel responsible for completing DPO's. After placing an order, send the yellow encumbrance copy directly to Accounts Payable.

- If you have already received your order and haven't sent the yellow copy to Accounts Payable, discard the yellow copy and send the white accounts payable copy with the invoice attached to RSP.

- At no time should the white and yellow copy be sent at the same time. The yellow copy is for encumbering purchases only. If you have already received your order and are submitting the white copy for payment, it is not necessary to submit the yellow copy. This will protect your account from having orders encumbered after they have been received and paid for.

If you have any questions, please contact Jackie Frederick at ext 2425.


Teresa Timm, CPA, Director of Internal Audit, will be presenting training workshops on how to read your monthly FAS printouts on the following dates:

  • November 1
  • November 22
  • December 13
  • January 24
If you are interested in these sessions, contact Teresa at ext. 3512 or ttimm@desire.wright.edu.


The staff of Research and Sponsored Programs is here to help! For those of you new to campus, or who perhaps have not used the services of our office, please meet our dedicated and enthusiastic staff:

William "Bill" K. Sellers, Director

  • Education: Ph.D., Philosophy, University of Chicago
  • Years of service with WSU: .4
  • Other relevant experience: 15 years in higher education administration, including 9 years in the Office of the President, University of California, as an administrative analyst
  • Areas of specialty: Federal regulations (including FAR, FAR supplements; OMB Circulars A-21, A-110, A-133); intellectual property and technology transfer; research security; research administration policies.
  • e-mail: wsellers@desire.wright.edu
Eugene "Gene" P. Hern, Associate Director
  • Education: Ph.D., Mammalian Biochemistry, Ohio State University
  • Years of service with WSU: 19 (9 years in Endocrinology Section, Biochemistry and Molecular Biology; 10 years in Research and Sponsored Programs)
  • Areas of specialty: Research compliance activities and pre-award activities, with particular emphasis on biomedical research-related programs.
  • e-mail: ehern@desire.wright.edu
Leon J. Testas, Associate Director
  • Education: M.S., Education, Troy State University
  • Years of service with WSU: 10
  • Areas of specialty: Pre-award activities: proposal/budget development, interprets sponsor guidelines, compliance issues, negotiates terms and conditions. Manages internal grant programs.
  • e-mail: ltestas@desire.wright.edu
Lori Gabriel, Assistant Director
  • Education: B.S., Accounting, Wright State University; M.P.A. expected, December 1996, University of Dayton
  • Years of service with WSU: 5
  • Areas of specialty: Post-award administration of sponsored projects. Assistance in budget/expenditure monitoring and obtaining no-cost extensions. Responsible for all financial reporting requirements.
  • e-mail: labriel@desire.wright.edu
Ellen Reinsch Friese, Assistant Director
  • Education: B.A., Liberal Arts/Anthropology, San Diego State University
  • Years of service with WSU: 1
  • Other relevant experience: 8 years as Grants/Contracts Administrator, San Diego State University Foundation
  • Areas of specialty: Pre-award activities with emphasis on biological and biomedical research not involving compliance issues; information dissemination; A-21 effort reporting.
  • e-mail: efriese@desire.wright.edu
We are ably assisted by our support staff, whose tenure at WSU speaks for itself:

Jackie Frederick, Grants and Contracts Specialist: Assists with post-award review of expenditures, account set-up and monitoring. 7 years of WSU service

Cheryl Nickoson, Sponsored Programs Assistant: Handles on-campus routing of proposals, ships prposals, maintains funding database. 8 years of WSU service

Chris Piekkola, Secretary for Compliance Issues: Assists with institutional compliance issues involv-ing animal use and biological hazards. 11 years of WSU service

Jan Power, Sponsored Programs Assistant: Assists with information dissemination, conducts funding searches, supervises the duplication of proposals. 13 years of WSU service

Robyn Simmons, Sponsored Programs Assistant: Assists with institutional compliance issues involving human subject research. 2 years of WSU service

And where would we be without our student assistants? Amy Greenwald, Amee Desai, Summer Allen and Karen Papp scour the campus bearing red folders, hunting down faculty for signatures! We can be reached at ext. 2425 and are housed in 122 Allyn Hall. Please stop by and introduce yourselves. We are anxious to serve you.

Did You Know...

RSP staff members belong to the National Council of Research Administrators (NCURA) and the Society of Research Administrators (SRA), both professional associations devoted to enhancing and improving the effectiveness and efficiency of research administration. RSP is active in pursuing the educational opportunities afforded by these organizations, with the goal of providing better service to WSU faculty.


The grants and contracts on these pages were awarded from February 1996 through June 1996.

College of Business and Administration

Scherer, Robert
City of Dayton, Department of Economic Development

Scherer, Robert and
Ainina, M. Fall
U.S. Department of Education

College of Education and Human Services

Wagner-Williams, Carol
Employer Connections and Career Development
Irene M. Ward and Associates

Bernhardt, Gregory and
Fortson, Stephen
Diversified Teaching Force
Ohio Department of Education

College of Engineering and Computer Science

Brandeberry, James
Artificial Intelligence
Ohio Board of Regents

Grandhi, Ramana
Reliability Based Structural

Grandhi, Ramana
Object-Oriented Multidisciplinary Design
USAF: Wright Laboratory

Weiss, Isaac
Materials Analysis
Various Sponsors

Rowley, Blair and
Birt, Timothy
Rehabilitation Engineering Design I
Montgomery County Board of Mental Retardation and Developmental

Kazimierczuk, Marian
SiC Power Semiconductor Devices
UES, Inc.

McCormick, William
Signal Processing Research
Systems Research Laboratories, Inc.

Goshtasby, Ardeshir
Picture Retrieval System
National Science Foundation

Thomas, Scott
Acceleration Effects on Heat Pipe Performance
UES, Inc.

Weiss, Isaac and
Srinivasan, Raghavan
Low-Cost Titanium Aluminide Alloy Valves/Phase II
Edison Materials Technology Center

Siferd, Raymond
Ohio MEMS Net
Case Western Reserve University (OBR)

Hong, Shane
Cryogenic Machining
Air Products and Chemicals, Inc.

Hong, Shane
High Efficiency Deep Grinding
Air Products and Chemicals, Inc.

Naishadham, Krishna
Automatic Target Recognition
USAF: Wright Laboratory

Mateti, Prabhaker
Integration of Software Tools
Chemineer, Inc.

Sudkamp, Thomas
Adaptability and Rule Based
Completion in Fuzzy Models
U.S. Army Research Laboratory

Goshtasby, Ardeshir
Computer Assisted Minimally Invasive Surgery
Ohio Aerospace Institute

Rizki, Mateen
Hybrid Evolutionary Learning System
Research and Development
Laboratories (AFOSR)

Reynolds, David and
Nagy, Frank
X-Ray Study of Middle Phalangeal Bones
Richard S. Bachtell, M.S.

Dewhurst, Timothy
RIA: Modeling of Surface
NSF Research Initiation Award

Grandhi, Ramana
Object-Oriented Multidisciplinary Design
USAF: Wright Laboratory

Xue, Kefu
Passive Infrared Imager for Fire Fighting Application
Zybron Optical Electronics, Inc.

School of Graduate Studies

Sanville, Thomas
Ohio Board of Regents

Look, David
Advanced Device Structures
USAF: Wright Laboratory

Thomas, Joseph
Ohio's Research Challenge
Ohio Board of Regents

Lake Campus

Evans, Danny
Small Business Development Center
Lima Technical College

Evans, Danny
Grand Lake/Mercer County Project
Grand Lake/Mercer County Research, Inc.

College of Liberal Arts

DeStephen, Daniel
1995 Training, Coaching, Facilitation
City of Hamilton

Dolan, Drew
Directory of Nonprofit
United Way

Dockery, Jane
Greene County Health Assessment
Greene County Board of Health

DeStephen, Daniel
Training Needs Assessment
Cargill Foods

Dockery, Jane
City of Piqua Citizens Perception Survey
City of Piqua

DeStephen, Daniel
Labor-Management Committee Training
Ohio Department of Administrative Services

Martin, Craig
Democratic Print Exhibition
Montgomery County Regional Arts and Cultural District

School of Medicine

Arnold, William
Preclinical Testing of Disposable
ConMed Corp.

Lauf, Peter and
Adragna, Norma
Kinetics and Regulation of Erythrocyte K-Cl Cotransport
NIH - National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Disorders

Nahhas, William
Experimental Cancer Treatment Research
University of Cincinnati/
Gynecologic Oncology Group (GOG)

Jentleson, Donald
AHEC Support
Ohio Board of Regents

Hangartner, Thomas
Treatment of Established Post-
Menopausal Osteoporosis
Sanofi Winthrop, Inc.

Dean, Jay
Mechanisms of CO2/H+ - Sensitivity in Brainstem Neurons
NIH - National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute

Siervogel, Roger;
Chumlea, Wm. Cameron;
Guo, Shumei; and Roche, Alex
Subcutaneous Fat, Blood Lipids, and Subsequent Outcome
NIH - National Institute of Child Health and Human Development

Burwinkel, Thomas and
Gruber, Jack
Hormonal Management of Endometriosis
Paragon Biomedical, Inc.

Organisciak, Daniel and
Leffak, I. Michael
Environmental Light and Retinal Membrane Development
NIH - National Eye Institute

Hangartner, Thomas and
McGlynn, Thomas
Treatment of Established Osteoporosis Deformities
G.H. Besselaar Assoc.

Hangartner, Thomas and
Hawkins, Robert
A Novel Regimen for the Treatment of Selected Osteoporosis
G.H. Besselaar Assoc.

Bernstein, Jack
Treatment of Skin and
Skin-Structure Infections
CPR, Inc./Rhone-Poulenc Rorer

Berberich, Steven
Mdm2 Oncoprotein as a Cell
Regulator of p53
NIH - National Cancer Insitute

Frazier, John
Personnel Services Contract - Frazier
ManTech Environmental
Technology, Inc.

Bernstein, Jack
Treatment of Zoster Infections in Immunocompetent Patients
Bristol-Myers Squibb Pharmaceutical Research Institute

Moore, Dennis
RRTC for Substance Abuse and
Department of Education -
National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research

Leffak, I. Michael
Analysis of the Human c-myc Gene Regulation Origin
NIH - National Institute of General Medical Sciences

Hangartner, Thomas
Calcitonin Effects on Bone Mineral Density During Osteoporosis
G.H. Besselaar Assoc.

Corbett, Adrian
Voltage-gated Sodium Channel, Types A and B Antibodies
Upstate Biotechnology Incorporated

Peoples, James
Breast and Cervical Cancer
Professional Education Project
Ohio Department of Health

Alvarez, Francisco
WSU - Seville Collaborative Interchange
NATO International Scientific Exchange Programmes

Moore, Dennis
Direct Services Through
Consultation: A Regional Model
Substance Abuse Prevention/SAMHSA

Chumlea, Wm. Cameron
Multifrequency Impedance and Body Composition
NIH - National Center for
Research Resources

Bernstein, Jack
Treatment of Gram-Positive
Rhone-Poulenc Rorer

Olson, James
Measurement of Brain Water With
In Vivo Deuterium NMR
NIH - National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute

Mandal, Anil
VAMC - Neff
VA Medical Center

Organisciak, Daniel
Drug Mediated Protection Against Retinal Light Damage
Alcon Laboratories

Siegal, Harvey
Development and Testing of Innovative Interventions for
"At-Risk" Populations
Washington University (St.Louis)/NIH - National Institute on Drug Abuse Subcontract

Olson, James; Arnold, William and Hamilton, Glenn
Clinical Evaluations of Wound Dressings in the Emergency Room Setting
ConMed/NDM Corp.

Stills, Harold
National Animal Welfare Education Workshop
National Institutes of Health

Mandal, Anil
Astra Merck Educational Program Support
Astra Merck, Inc.

College of Nursing and Health

Praeger, Susan
Health STARS Project - Health Strategies to Assure Regular Services
Ohio Department of Health

College of Science and Mathematics

Arlian, Larry
Management of House Dust Mite Allergy
S.C. Johnson and Son, Inc.

Tiernan, Thomas
Evaluation of BCD Treatment of Lindane

Carmichael, Wayne
A Supply of Cyanobacteria
Secondary Metabolites
Calbiochem-Novabiochem Corp.

Tiernan, Thomas
PCDD/PCDF in Process Samples
The GEON Company

Tiernan, Thomas
Analyses of Sediments from Johnston Atoll
Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute

Carmichael, Wayne
A Supply of Cyanobacteria
Secondary Metabolites
Miscellaneous Sponsors

Weber, Daniel
Psychoacoustic Research
Systems Research Laboratories, Inc.

Ketcha, Daniel
Chemical Product Analysis
Aldrich Chemical Company, Inc.

Tiernan, Thomas
Dioxins in Well Water Samples
Dow Chemical

Arlian, Larry
Allergen Characterization of Euroglyphus maynei
Miles, Inc.

Chappell, Janice
Project Discovery
Ohio State University Research

Kozlowski, Gregory
Current Density High Temperature Superconductors
Northeast Consortium for
Engineering Education

Tiernan, Thomas
Dioxins in Fish
Tennessee Department of Health and Environment

Tiernan, Thomas
BCD Treatability Studies -
M and B Site
Science Applications International Corporation

Tiernan, Thomas
Dioxins in an EDC Sample
Georgia Gulf Corporation

Tiernan, Thomas
Dioxins in Fish and Crabs
Texas Department of Health

Tiernan, Thomas
Dioxins in EDC
PPG Industries

Arlian, Larry
Testing of Multiple Compounds for Acaricidal Efficacy
Griffin Corporation

Burton, G. Allen
Effluent Bioassay Testing at the Eastern Regional Wastewater
Treatment Plant
Montgomery County Sanitary-
Wastewater Treatment

Amon, James
Wetlands Conservation and
Beaver Creek Wetlands Association, Inc.

Tiernan, Thomas
Dioxins in Sludge
Knox County, Ohio Water and
Wastewater Department

Amon, James and
Weyrauch, Shauna
Relocation of Amphibian Population to Temporary Ponds
The Nature Conservancy

Kozlowski, Gregory
Methodology for Holmium YBCO Melt Process
Northeast Consortium for Engineering Education

Tiernan, Thomas
Dioxins in an EDC Sample
Vulcan Materials Co.

Watamaniuk, Scott
Motion Processing Limitations on Human Smooth Pursuit
Smith-Kettlewell Eye Research Institute

Arlian, Larry
Dust Sample Analyses
Air Quality Sciences, Inc.

Clark, Jerry
Electron Drift Velocity
Measurements and Analysis
Northeastern Consortium for
Engineering Education

Amon, James and
Weyrauch, Shauna
Experimental Relocation of
Amphibians from Threatened Habitats to Created Seasonal Ponds
Columbus Zoo

Tiernan, Thomas
Dioxins in EDC Samples
Westlake Group

Tiernan, Thomas
Dioxins on Paperboard
Container Corporation of America

Kozlowski, Gregory
Melt-Textured High Current Density Superconductors
Northeast Consortium for
Engineering Education

Tiernan, Thomas
Dioxins in Sludge
CONDEA Vista Co.

Gonzalez, Maria
Benthic Invertebrate Communities Along Zebra Mussel-Macrophyte Gradients in Lake Erie
Ohio Sea Grant College Program

Chappell, Janice
Ohio Mathematics/Science
Discovery Project
Ohio State University Research

Student Services

Vernooy, Jeffrey and
Simon, Stephen
Air Force Base Work Experience
USAF: Wright-Patterson AFB

The members of the Office of Research and Sponsored Programs congratulate those receiving external funds, and we encourage those with unfunded proposals to consult with us about resubmission.

An Invitation

The Office of Research and Sponsored Programs (RSP) invites new faculty and those just getting started in research to an orientation seminar that will provide an introduction to the various services available in our office. To accommodate the schedules of faculty, the seminar will be held on Monday, October 14, 2:00 to 4:30 and repeated on Tuesday, October 15, 8:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m., both in E156 Student Union.

This seminar will answer these questions:

      • How do I locate external funding opportunities?

      • What Federal and University regulations affect my proposal?

      • What must I know about administering external funds?

      • Does the University have funds for research and scholarly projects?

      • How will RSP help?

RSP is pleased to announce the availability of SPIN (Sponsored Programs Information Network) on the World Wide Web. You will have an opportunity to see SPIN in action and learn how to take advantage of this new funding search mechanism.

In addition, RSP staff will demonstrate how their computerized database can be used to match faculty research interests with potential funding sources and, if desired, with WSU collaborators who share these interests. Your name and keywords will be added to the database at your request.


If you plan to attend the seminar, please contact Jan Power (Ext. 2425) by Thursday, October 10.

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