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From the Office of Research and Sponsored Programs
Serving the Research Community of Wright State University


Fall 1997 Vol 29 No 1122 Allyn Hall Telephone 775-2425

WSU External Support Climbs to $31 Million

WSU faculty and staff have proven once again that they have the "right stuff" when it comes to competing for external support. A 20% increase in sponsored programs funding from 1995-96, to a record $31,336,991 for the 1996-97 fiscal year, is a sure sign that WSU can successfully compete with the best.

The Office of Research and Sponsored Programs facilitated the submission of 720 applications (up from 651 in 1995-96) for a record volume of $48,810,008 (vs. $43,904,877 in 1995-96). WSU accepted 535 awards, a 17% increase from last fiscal year.

Over the last decade, WSU's external funding has steadily and dramatically increased (see graph).

WSU receives nearly one-half of its funding from federal sponsors. The National Institutes of Health are the major federal grantor, followed by the Department of Defense, Department of Education, other Department of Health and Human Services sponsors (e.g., Bureau of Health Professions) and the National Science Foundation. State agencies provide 30% of WSU support, 12% comes from industries, and the balance of funding is supplied by other educational institutions (4%), non-profits (2%) and local agencies (2%).

External Funding 1998-1997 bar graph. Awards by Function pie chart

Congratulations to WSU grantwriters and recipients of external funding for your hard work!

The Office of Research and Sponsored Programs stands ready to assist you with all aspects of your proposal submissions, as well as post-award administration of grants funded. For a list of awards made for the period, May 1 through August 31, 1997, please see Awards section.

In This Issue

Notes from the Director

I have signed Wright State up to participate in a nationwide initiative called "Electronic Approval and Routing Systems" or "EARS." The objective of this project is to investigate, design, develop, test and distribute alternative solutions for an electronic research administration system module to do institutional routing and approval of contract and grant proposals and other research-related documents. Once developed, it is expected that these solutions will be disseminated free of charge throughout the research administration community.

The EARS project will be coordinated by a Task Force under the auspices of the Federal Demonstration Partnership (FDP). This sponsorship permits the work conducted to be done in close coordination with the other electronic research developments now taking place through the FDP. It also provides an avenue for the active participation of federal agencies in the project, and uses the FDP meeting and task force model to provide structure, reporting, and guidance to the project. The Task Force includes 90 universities, non-profit organizations and federal agencies - including Wright State, the University of Cincinnati, Kent State University, Bowling Green University and the Medical College of Ohio.

This project will be conducted in four major phases, as follows:

Phase 1: Inquiry
Phase 2: Construction
Phase 3: Testing and Evaluation
Phase 4: Dissemination

with Phase 3 expected to be completed by November 1, 1999.

This is an exciting opportunity for the increasing number of faculty who produce proposals already in electronic form, but who must then print them out in hard copy to route through the department, school/college and RSP. Of course, we will still maintain our hard-copy routing system for those who prefer it (unless a particular sponsor requires the proposal to be submitted electronically). I hope to receive faculty support for this project, and I welcome comments and recommendations.

Bill Sellers

RSP Staff News

Welcome...

RSP welcomes to our office two faces familiar to the WSU community: Glen Jones, formerly WSU's Manager of Cost Studies and Restricted Accounting, located in Financial Services, has joined RSP as an Assistant Director, effective September 2. Glen will assume many of the post-award responsibilities formerly handled by Lori Gabriel. In addition, he will soon be charged with the human subjects compliance area, currently the bailiwick of Gene Hern. Gene will be freed to concentrate on pre-award duties and will maintain control over the animal subjects and biosafety compliance arenas. Silohetted people graphic.

Marianne Shreck, formerly of Financial Services, has also joined the RSP family. Marianne handles the restricted accounts billing, and her move to RSP is a logical extension of the services provided in our office.

We are also pleased to announce that Jackie Frederick in RSP has been promoted to Grants Management Specialist. This title is more reflective of her responsibilities as a post-award administrator. Jackie and Marianne Shreck will work closely together to monitor expenses and facilitate the collection of outstanding bills in preparation for close-out.

If you have any questions about the roles of the RSP staff, please contact us at ext. 2425.


Overview of the Office

The Office of Research and Sponsored Programs (RSP) works with faculty and staff to increase externally funded research and other sponsored programs. RSP staff provides the following services:

· Identification of External Sources of Funding
· Dissemination of Funding Information
· Liaison with Sponsors
· Proposal Development and Preparation
· Budget Preparation
· Institutional Compliance
· Institutional Authorization
· Proposal Transmittal
· Contract Negotiations
· Post-Award Administration of Externally Funded Programs
· Administration of Internally Funded Programs
· Technology Transfer
· Government Security

Research News and Funding Update are publications of RSP. Research News, published periodically during the academic year, covers grant awards and related topics of interest. Descriptions and deadlines of upcoming programs are listed in RSP's monthly bulletin, Funding Update.

If you would like to be placed on the mailing list or would like further information on funding opportunities, application procedures, or other services provided by the office, please contact us (ext. 2425, rsp@wright.edu) or visit the office in 122 Allyn Hall.


For Your Information

Buckeye Browsing

Searching for Ohio-based sponsors has just become easier. RSP has purchased a copy of the Ohio Grants Guide 1997/1998, published in cooperation with The Ohio Association of Nonprofit Organizations, and it is available for faculty to peruse in our office (122 Allyn). Magnifying glass graphic. Ohio graphic.

The Guide includes over 900 pages of easy-to-read information including:

· over 800 profiles on Ohio's major sponsors;

· comprehensive details on areas of interest, amount of Ohio giving, application procedures, etc.; and

· a "Tools" section with strategies, tips and "how tos" from successful grantwriters.

Should you be interested in taking a look at this valuable resource, please contact Jan Power or Ellen Reinsch Friese at RSP, ext. 2425.


Getting to the Source:

DoD Opportunities

The U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) offers faculty another source of funds for contracting opportunities; the challenge for WSU has been identifying those opportunities in a timely manner. Oftentimes, once notices have been published in the Commerce Business Daily (which RSP monitors), others "in the know" have gotten a head start on their responses. Signpost graphic.

To "get in the loop," RSP has registered for the Defense Technical Information Center (DTIC) database. The DTIC database provides WSU with an opportunity to search electronically for projects that have already been funded, to get a flavor for what DoD is interested in supporting.

Taking that one step further, Mr. Bill Whalen of DTIC has offered to visit with selected faculty on campus (in a small group format) to discuss with them future DoD funding trends. He asks that these small groups be composed of faculty researchers who are truly committed to requesting DoD support.

Should you be interested in participating in a DTIC workshop, please contact Bill Sellers at ext. 2425. Eagle graphic.


November 20 Proposal Writing Workshop Scheduled Classroom graphic.

The Research Council and RSP are pleased to announce that Dr. Robert Lucas, the Director of the Institute for Scholarly Productivity, will conduct a Proposal Writing Workshop for WSU faculty on Thursday, November 20. A nationally known research administrator, teacher and writer, Dr. Lucas makes his fourth appearance on campus to share with faculty his insights about the proposal process, including:

· Selecting a sponsor
· Determining what is fundable
· Overcoming writing blocks
· Knowing what to say
· Knowing where to get help

The workshop will accommodate a maximum of 30 participants and a competition for those 30 spaces will be held in October. The workshop will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. in the Student Union W169 B&C. Look for a campus-wide announcement in October or call Ellen Reinsch Friese at RSP, ext. 2425, if you have questions.


Glad You Asked . . .

. . . a column addressing questions commonly asked of RSP staff by faculty submitting proposals. Student graphic.

What is "cost sharing" and why is it so important?

As the name implies, "cost sharing" is the sharing of the costs of a project by two or more organizations, typically the funding agency and the Principal Investigator's (PI's) institution. Some sponsors give preference to institutions that will share the cost of the project; other sponsors require this sharing. Mandatory cost-sharing commitments must be documented. Typically, faculty time is donated to meet this requirement (with the approval of the PI's chair and dean); these efforts are documented on the quarterly A-21 effort reports. Other kinds of cost sharing may require the establishment of a separate account into which funds will be deposited and expended in support of the project.

Is it acceptable to budget the salaries of administrative and clerical staff on federal grants?

Yes, if the costs can be explicitly included in the proposal budget and the individuals involved can be specifically identified with the project. OMB Circular A-21 allows these costs in the cases of

  • large, complex programs;
  • projects which involve extensive data accumulation, analysis and entry, searching literature and reporting;
  • projects that require making travel and meeting arrangements for large numbers of people, etc.

Agency approval of the line item(s) can be assumed if the salary of administrative or clerical staff is budgeted and it is not specifically denied in the notice of grant award or in any related correspondence from the sponsor to the awardee institution.


Research Challenge Early Start/Augmentation Applications Due October 24

The Research Challenge Early Start/Augmentation Grant program offers funding to support and improve the effectiveness of basic or applied research programs supported by external sponsors. In addition, "augmentation" may also include support for the pursuit of promising related new directions for an existing project.

Who is eligible to apply?

Fully affiliated WSU faculty who have:

· submitted a basic or applied research proposal through RSP to an external agency
· between April 1, 1997 and September 30, 1997 (regardless of deadline date)
· with a total first year sponsor cost of at least $30,000
· on which the faculty member is the Principal Investigator.

Budget
· may not exceed 25% of the total cost of the first year of the submitted proposal or $50,000, whichever is less.

Due date

·Two copies of the application are due in RSP (122 Allyn Hall) on or before October 24, 1997.

Additional information

·questions should be directed to Bill Sellers, Director, RSP, ext. 2425.

· guidelines are available on the RSP home page:

http://www.wright.edu/rsp/

Send your questions to: "Glad You Asked," Editor, Research News, 122 Allyn Hall. We'll be happy to publish your question and the response in an upcoming issue of Research News.


LOSING OUR SMARTS

Cartoon man thinking.

Low levels of participation in the sponsor/PI matching program, SMARTS, have led us to discontinue our subscription effective September 30, 1997. The companion program, SPIN (Sponsored Programs Information Network) will still be available to faculty, who may access it through the RSP home page.

SPIN, for those new to campus, is an electronic funding database (available to faculty whose e-mail address includes "wright.edu" and who have access to Netscape) providing access to thousands of sponsors and funding opportunities. The search criteria can be manipulated in numerous ways to fit specific needs and interests.

For those who still want to receive automated e-mailed funding opportunities (similar to the service provided by SMARTS), the Community of Science (to which WSU subscribes) will soon be offering its "Alert" service to our campus. As a reminder, Community of Science also provides a mechanism for conducting funding searches, and is linked through the RSP home page. We also invite you to try "Grant Advisor Plus," yet another tool available on the RSP home page to browse, search and download funding opportunities.

Please contact Ellen Reinsch Friese at ext. 2425 if you have any questions about these services or would like to receive a demonstration.


Sponsor Alerts

Out with the Old,

In with the New

The old familiar turquoise application packet (NSF 95-27) from the National Science Foundation has been replaced with the new and improved maroon Grant Proposal Guide (GPG) and Proposal Forms Kit (NSF 98-2) to be used for proposal submissions effective:

October 1, 1997

The new documents incorporate the revised NSF merit review criteria and provide updates to make the GPG consistent with current NSF policies, practices and procedures. RSP has a supply of the new packets in 122 Allyn Hall. The complete text of the GPG, as well as other NSF policy documents, are available electronically on NSF's home page at www.nsf.gov. The Proposal Forms Kit can be downloaded from the NSF home page in both Microsoft Word and HTML formats.

ERA . . . We've Come a Long Way

Graphic of man at a computer.

We're not talking Equal Rights Amendment here, or "Earned Run Average." In the jargon of this profession, ERA stands for Electronic Research Administration, and sponsors have begun to respond to the electronic age by requiring some proposal submissions via the Internet. Notably, in the last few months, the National Science Foundation (NSF) has required submission of certain proposals by means of its FastLane project. Approximately twenty WSU faculty have registered for the FastLane, which was begun as an interactive electronic interface so that faculty could check the status of their proposals through the NSF home page. The evolution of FastLane to allow principal investigators to create their proposals and the accompanying forms and even submit final technical reports electronically has paved the way for other sponsors. See the following article on the National Institutes of Health's efforts.

With a few FastLane proposals under our belts, RSP is poised to assist faculty in this new endeavor. For information regarding the FastLane, contact RSP at ext. 2425 or visit the NSF home page at: www.nsf.gov.


Post-Award NEWS

Most Expenditure Reviews Left to Departments

Just a reminder - beginning September 1, 1997, RSP will only be reviewing grant/contract expenditures of $1,000 and over - unless the expenditure involves:

·personnel,
·purchased services,
·travel, or
·equipment.

Invoice document graphic.

Therefore, any expenditure document with an object code in the 1000, 4000 or 9000 range of object codes must continue to be reviewed by RSP regardless of the amount. Any others for less than $1,000 can be sent directly to the appropriate department for processing after the proper approvals have been obtained.

This new procedure does not change the University's responsibility to ensure that no one person has complete control over any one transaction. The University must also see to it that expenditures on extramural awards are allowable, reasonable, and benefit the work under the award. Therefore, it is imperative that every grant/contract expenditure be reviewed and approved by more than one individual.

To ensure compliance regarding internal controls on grants/contracts, we are requesting that all expenditure documents contain at least two signatures. A clarifying memo will be distributed to Deans, Directors and Department Heads. For questions regarding these new procedures, please call either Glen Jones or Jackie Frederick at ext. 2425.

NIH Rides the Wave Toward ERA

The National Institutes of Health has begun its transition from paper to electronic exchange of information. As a first step, NIH's Notice of Grant Award (NGA) will be reformatted as an award letter (from its current "form" look) effective October 1, 1997. The next step is electronic transmission of the award letters, expected to be in place by the end of the calendar year 1998.


AWARDS

The grants and contracts on these pages were awarded from May 1997 thorugh August 1997.

Academic Administration

Dewberry, Brenda I.
"InCahoots" - Safety ARTS Program (A Right to Safety)
Dayton Police Department
$25,000

Dewberry, Brenda I.
Kidography (Kids and Photography)
Montgomery County Regional Arts & Cultural District
$3,250

Renner, Patricia A.
Ohio Summer Institute
Ohio Department of Education
$12,500

College of Business and Administration

Scherer, Robert F.
Ainina, M. Fall
G-TRADE
Department of Education
$89,869

Scherer, Robert F.
I-TRADE
Greene County Department of Development
$2,500

Xu, Li D.
Internet ISDN Router Protocol Software
Wishcom, Inc.
$3,000

College of Education and Human Services

Barnhart, Michael L.
Fiscal Agent Role for Geographic Training Sessions
Ohio Department of Education
$10,000

Cole, Donna J.
Western Region Assessment Project
Greene County Career Center
$9,500

Tomlin, James H.
Basista, Beth Ramey-Gassert, Linda
Continuing Science and Mathematics Education Reform
Ohio Board of Regents
$80,000

Wagner-Williams, Carol A.
Rehabilitation/Job Development and Placement
Department of Education
$99,902

Wagner-Williams, Carol A.
Employer Connections and Career Development
Irene M. Ward & Associates
$14,200

College of Engineering and Computer Science

Awwal, A.A.S.
Pattern Recognition and Control of Automated IR Images
Zybron Optical Electronic, Inc.
$22,085

Brandeberry, James E.
Intelligence Systems Applications
Miami Valley Research Institute
$64,002

Brandeberry, James E.
Artificial Intelligence
Ohio Board of Regents
$39,944

Brandeberry, James E.
Forward Flow in Duckbill Check Valve
Vernay Laboratories, Inc.
$4,000

Chen, C.L. Philip
Orthogonal Functional Neural Network
Technical Management Concepts, Inc.
$24,000

Chen, Chien-In Henry
Very Large Scale Integration (VLSI) Technolgoy
DoD, Air Force Office of Scientific Research (AFOSR)
$50,000

Garber, Fred D.
Automatic Target Recognition Systems
DoD, Air Force, Wright Laboratory
$60,000

Goshtasby, A. Ardeshir
Picture Retrieval System
NSF
$15,000

Goshtasby, A. Ardeshir
Computer Assisted Minimally Invasive Surgery
Ohio Aerospace Institute
$10,000

Goshtasby, Ardeshir
Picture Retrieval System Based on Contents
NSF
$5,000

Grandhi, Ramana V.
Multi-Objective Design System
NSF
$49,558

Grandhi, Ramana V.
Object-Oriented Multidisciplinary Design
DoD, Air Force, Wright Laboratory
$36,694

He, Ping
Xue, Kefu
Lower-Limb Prosthetic Socket CAD System
DHHS, National Institute on Disability & Rehabilitation Research (NIDRR)
$125,000

Hong, Lang
Multi-Res/Multi-Rate Target Tracking
MRLets Technologies, Inc.
$60,000

Lieh, Junghsen
Impact Physics Research
SelectTech Services Corporation
$48,960

Lieh, Junghsen
Advanced Manufacturing Process Lab Development
Delphi Chassis Systems
$28,000

Mateti, Prabhaker
Shock, Robert C.
Defense Enterprise Integration Services Plus (DEIS II)
Boeing Information Services, Inc.
$0

Narayanan, Sundaram
Modeling Enterprise Information Consumption
Lexis-Nexis
$22,124

Phillips, Chandler A.
Pilot State Modeling Support for the SIRE Laboratory
Logicon Technical Services, Inc.
$96,771

Phillips, Chandler A.
Bioengineering Design Projects for the Disabled
NSF
$20,413

Reynolds, David B.
Non-Frangible Pedestrian Leg Form Impactor
Department of Transportation
$20,000

Rowley, Blair A.
Rehabilitation Engineering Post-Graduate Professional Training
Ohio Rehabilitation Services Commission
$227,040

Rowley, Blair A.
Rehabilitation Engineering and Technology Training
Department of Education
$100,000

Shaw, Arnab
Algorithms for High-Range Resolution Automatic Target Recognition
Sverdrup Technology, Inc.
$13,000

Slater, Joseph C.
Experiments for the Analysis of Stress Wave Propagation
Universal Technology Corporation
$25,712

Srinivasan, Raghavan
Titanium Aluminide for Automotive Applications
AdTech Systems Research, Inc.
$69,875

Sudkamp, Thomas A.
Combining Domain Expertise and Learning Algorithms with Fuzzy Models
DoD, Army Research Laboratory
$50,000

Thirunarayan, Krishnaprasad
VHDL-AMS: Parser and Interface
University of Cincinnati
$17,000

Tomko, Karen A.
Scalable Parallel Software
Dynamic Engineering Incorporated
$26,967

Weiss, Isaac
Saqib, Mohammad
Quality Improvement of X-Ray Imaging Detectors
University of Connecticut Health Center
$8,000

Weiss, Isaac
Materials Analysis
Several Sponsors
$2,425

Wolff, J. Mitch
Turbomachinery Transient Pressure Instrumentation
Ohio Aerospace Institute
$30,000

Wolff, J. Mitch
Turbomachinery Component Design System
National Aeronautics and Space Administration
$15,090

Wolff, J. Mitch
Test and Evaluation of Miniature Pressure Transducers
Universal Technology Corporation
$9,779

College of Liberal Arts

Adams, Robert W.
Urban Projects - Urban Universities Linkage
Ohio Board of Regents
$56,145

Adams, Robert W.
State-Wide Economic Development Database and Marketing Project
Cleveland State University
$11,500

Adams, Robert W.
Graduate Student Study Program
United Way
$2,850

DeStephen, Daniel E.
Wright State Center for Labor-Management Cooperation
Ohio Department of Development
$119,000

DeStephen, Daniel E.
Southwestern Ohio Labor-Management Working Network
Ohio Department of Development
$61,000

DeStephen, Daniel E.
Employee Attitude Assessment
Cargill Foods
$4,669

Dockery, Jane L.
Ohio Economic Development Information Network
Cleveland State University
$10,000

Martin, Craig D.
General Operating Support - Art Galleries
Ohio Arts Council
$13,166

Martin, Craig D.
The Casts Project
Montgomery County Regional Arts & Cultural District
$5,000

Swindell, David
Ohio Region 4 School to Work Alliance
Region 4 - Ohio School-to-Work
$12,200

College of Nursing and Health

Graham, Margaret Clark
Nurse Practitioner/Nurse Midwifery Program
DHHS, Health Resources & Services Administration
$266,979

O'Brien, Barbara S.
Nursing Care of Children and Adolescents
DHHS, Health Resources & Services Administration
$177,658

Praeger, Susan G.
Health STARS: Health Strategies to Assure Regular Services
Ohio Department of Health
$14,778

Praeger, Susan G.
Wellness Block Grant - School Component
Greene County Family and Children First Council
$10,950

Swart, Jane C.
Professional Nurse Traineeship
DHHS, Health Resources & Services Administration
$70,622

College of Science and Mathematics

Arlian, Larry G.
Management of House Dust Mite Allergy
S.C. Johnson & Son, Inc.
$73,560

Arlian, Larry G.
Testing of Multiple Compounds for Acaricidal Efficacy
Griffin Corporation
$5,000

Arlian, Larry G.
Dust Sample Analyses
State of Florida
$263

Burton, G. Allen
Ecotoxity Study of the Upper Illinois Waterway
Commonwealth Edison
$109,060

Burton, G. Allen
Assessment of Sediment Quality in the Black River Watershed
Environmental Protection Agency
$61,814

Burton, G. Allen
RETEC - Lake Washington Project
Remediation Technologies, Inc.
$28,000

Burton, G. Allen
Scioto River Case
National Environmental Law Center
$3,556

Carmichael, Wayne W.
A Supply of Cyanobacteria Secondary Metabolites
Several Sponsors
$51,200

Carmichael, Wayne W.
Toxic Species of Bluegreen Algae in the Water Bodies of Ukraine
U.S. Civilian Research & Development Foundation (CRDF)
$8,920

Carmichael, Wayne W.
Visiting Research Scholar Support
Embassy of the Arab Republic of Egypt
$6,000

Clark, Jerry D.
Electron Drift Velocity Measurements and Analysis
Northeast Consortium for Engineering Education
$36,558

Gilkey, Robert H.
Cognitive Workload in Controlling UAV
Ohio Board of Regents - Action Fund
$105,511

Gonzalez, Maria J.
Effects of Food Quality on Lake Erie Amphipods
Ohio Board of Regents
$4,747

Grasman, Keith A.
Biomarkers for Organochlorine-Associated Immunosuppression in Birds
Environmental Protection Agency
$95,750

Hauser, Ernest
Richard, Benjamin H.
Geophysical Survey: Upper Scioto W. Interceptor Sewer
Terran Corporation
$6,954

Iosevich, Alex
Maximal Averages Over Hypersurfaces
NSF
$51,528

Katovic, Vladimir
Rechargeable Lithium-ion Cells
Electrochemical Systems, Inc.
$33,000

Ketcha, Daniel M.
Chemical Compound Agreement
Procter & Gamble Company
$2,500

Kozlowski, Gregory
Development of New RF Sputtering Technique
DoD, Air Force, Wright Laboratory
$83,319

Ramey-Gassert, Linda K.
The Miami Valley Environmental Science Education Teacher Enhancement Project
Ohio Environmental Protection Agency
$48,936

Runkle, James R.
Twenty Years' Change in Treefall Gaps and Canopy Trees in Hueston Woods, Ohio
Ohio Biological Survey
$500

Slattery, William
Internet-Based K-12 Learning
Ohio Department of Education
$9,000

Tiernan, Thomas O.
Chlorinated Compounds in Tissue and Sediments
Tennessee State Agencies
$90,000

Tiernan, Thomas O.
PCBs and PCDDs/PCDFs in Samples
Columbus Stainless
$37,694

Tiernan, Thomas O.
Dioxins in Bovine Samples
Department of Agriculture
$14,310

Tiernan, Thomas O.
PCDDs in Fish
State of Louisiana
$10,900

Tiernan, Thomas O.
PCDDs/PCDFs in Sludge
The Vinyl Institute - Keller & Heckman
$6,850

Tiernan, Thomas O.
Dioxins in Herbicide Materials
ATANOR
$5,100

Tiernan, Thomas O.
Dioxins in Well Water Samples
Dow Chemical
$4,030

Tiernan, Thomas O.
PCDDs/PCDFs in Ash
ATC Associates, Inc.
$2,200

Tiernan, Thomas O.
PCDDs/PCDFs in Samples
Robert A. Lucas Farm
$1,800

Tiernan, Thomas O.
PCDDs/PCDFs in Sludge
City of Fremont, Ohio
$1,113

Tiernan, Thomas O.
TCDD in Fish
Alice-Sidney Farms
$1,000

Tiernan, Thomas O.
PCDDs/PCDFs in Sludge
City of Delaware, Ohio
$1,000

Tiernan, Thomas O.
PCDDs/PCDFs in Sludge
Village of Westfield Center, Ohio
$1,000

Tiernan, Thomas O.
Dioxin and Furan in Oil
CONOCO, Inc.
$700

Tiernan, Thomas O.
TCDD in Chicken Fat
ConAgra Poultry Company
$550

Turchi, John J.
Mechanisms of Mammalian DNA Repair
DHHS, National Cancer Institute (NCI)
$100,441

Turnbull, Kenneth
Biological Evaulation Agreement - DuPont
DuPont Agricultural Products
$150

Watamaniuk, Scott N.J.
Motion Processing Limitations on Human Smooth Pursuit
Smith-Kettlewell Eye Research Institute
$17,760

Wheatly, Michele G.
Ramey-Gassert, Linda K.
Wood, Timothy
Simon, Stephen H.
Vernooy, Jeffrey A.
Making Biology Laboratories Effective Learning Environments for Students with Disabilities
NSF
$585,000

Wolfe, Paul J.
Geophysical Characterization of Unexploded Ordnance Test Sites
DoD, Army Corps of Engineers
$6,674

Wood, Timothy S.
Seasonal Survey of Freshwater Sponges and Bryozoans in the Little Miami River Basin
Ohio Biological Survey
$500

Lake Campus

Evans, Danny L.
Grand Lake/Mercer County Project
Grand Lake/Mercer County Research, Inc.
$74,352

Evans, Danny L.
Small Business Development Center
Lima Technical College
$10,000

School of Graduate Studies

Look, David C.
Gallium Nitride Analysis
Eagle-Picher Industries, Inc.
$89,000

Look, David C.
Hall Effect Measurements
Various Sponsors
$12,860

Look, David C.
Advanced Device Structures
DoD, Air Force, Wright Laboratory
$10,000

Sanville, Thomas J.
OhioLINK
Ohio Board of Regents
$1,207,750

Thomas, Joseph F.
Ohio's Research Challenge
Ohio Board of Regents
$143,581

Thomas, Joseph F.
Kimble, John M.
Patricia Roberts Harris Fellowship Program
Department of Education
$97,804

Thomas, Joseph F.
Ohio's Research Challenge
Ohio Board of Regents
$10,975

School of Medicine

Adragna, Norma C.
Lauf, Peter K.
Molecular Mechanism of K-Cl Cotransport
American Heart Association - Ohio Affiliate Inc.
$30,000

Adragna, Norma C.
AHA - National Student Scholars in Cardiovascular Disease and Stroke
American Heart Association - National
$2,000

Bauer, Laurence C.
Faculty Development for Family Physicians at WSU
DHHS, Health Resources & Services Administration
$125,835

Berberich, Steven J.
DNA-PK Phosphorylation of the Human Mdm-2 Oncoprotein
Ohio Cancer Research Associates
$19,998

Berberich, Steven J.
Wetzel, Cynthia C.
Characterization of Mdm-2 in Human Ovarian Cell Lines Sensitive and Resistant to Cisplatin
Sigma XI
$500

Bigley, Nancy J.
Cytokine-Induced Changes in Cell Adhesion Molecule Expression in Picornavirus Infection
American Heart Association - Ohio Affiliate Inc.
$30,000

Binder, Stephen B.
Predoctoral Training in Family Medicine
DHHS, Health Resources & Services Administration
$153,310

Cauley, Katherine L.
The Dayton Partnership: Teen Pregnancy Prevention
Montgomery County Community Human Services
$9,996

Chumlea, Wm. Cameron
Guo, Shumei S.
Multifrequency Impedance and Body Composition
DHHS, National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI)
$178,455

Chumlea, Wm. Cameron
Relationship Between Male Pattern Baldness and Health Quality
Merck/Merck Research Laboratory
$21,451

Clasen, Mark E.
Enhancing Community-Based Research Capacity in Family Medicine
DHHS, Health Resources & Services Administration
$171,809

Dean, Jay B.
Putnam, Robert W.
Intracellular pH Responses of Central Chemoreceptors
DHHS, National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI)
$249,573

Fyffe, Robert E.W.
Mechanisms of Mammalian Neuronal Integration
DHHS, National Institute of Neurological Disorders & Stroke (NINDS)
$252,696

Glaser, Roger M.
Support for Research at the Rehabilitation Institute of Ohio
Miami Valley Hospital
$69,216

Halm, Dan R.
Active Potassium Transport Across Colonic Epithelium
DHHS, National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDKD)
$159,696

Hangartner, Thomas N.
Calcitonin Effects on Bone Mineral Density During Osteoporosis
Covance, Inc.
$129,258

Hangartner, Thomas N.
Treatment of Established Osteoporosis Deformities
Covance, Inc.
$78,500

Hangartner, Thomas N.
Treatment of Established Post-Menopausal Osteoporosis
Sanofi Winthrop, Inc.
$51,016

Hangartner, Thomas N.
Ohio Rapid Prototype Process Development Consortium
Ohio Board of Regents
$40,802

Ho, Mengfei
Adenine-Derived Bisubstrate Analogs as Enzyme Inhibitors
American Heart Association - Ohio Affiliate Inc.
$30,000

Jentleson, Donald B.
AHEC Support
Ohio Board of Regents
$117,880

Lu, Luo
AHA-Ohio/WV Undergraduate Research Fellowship
American Heart Association - Ohio Affiliate Inc.
$2,100

Mandal, Anil K.
Educational Program Support - Pfizer Inc.
Pfizer, Inc.
$500

Olson, James E.
Arnold, William L.
Clinical Evaluations of Wound Dressings in the Emergency Room Setting
ConMed/NDM Corp.
$6,095

Organisciak, Daniel T.
Intense Visible Light Mediated Retinal DNA Damage
Ohio Lions Eye Research Foundation (OLERF)
$2,500

Paul, Cassandra C.
Baumann, Michael A.
License Agreement for Eosinophilic Cell Line
Several Sponsors
$34,000

Prochaska, Lawrence J.
Role of Subunit III in Cytochrome c Oxidase Functioning
American Heart Association - Ohio Affiliate Inc.
$30,000

Putnam, Robert W.
AHA-Ohio/WV Undergraduate Research Fellowship
American Heart Association - Ohio Affiliate Inc.
$2,100

Rote, Neal S.
King, Jeffery C.
Antiphospholipid Antibodies and Disorders of Pregnancy
DHHS, National Institute of Child Health & Human Development (NICHD)
$221,751

Siegal, Harvey A.
Continuing Study of Case Management Treatment Enhancements
DHHS, National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA)
$923,568

Siegal, Harvey A.
Crack and Health Service Use - A Natural History Approach
DHHS, National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA)
$695,038

Stills, Harold F.
Material Transfer Agreement for Lawsonia intracellularis: Pfizer, Inc.
Pfizer, Inc.
$1,000

Wilson, Brenda A.
Pasteurella multocida Toxin: Structure and Activity
DHHS, National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID)
$94,908

School of Professional Psychology

Dobbins, James E.
Pre- and Post-Doctoral Internship Residential Services
Ohio Department of Rehabilitation & Correction
$49,920

Fraser, J. Scott
Clinical Traineeship Program
Montgomery County ADAMH Services Board
$36,000

Fraser, J. Scott
Internship Training
Children's Medical Center
$16,000

Fraser, J. Scott
Internship Training
Central Clinic
$8,200

Fraser, J. Scott
Internship Training
Dayton Public Schools
$6,000

Fraser, J. Scott
Internship Training
Artemis
$6,000

Fraser, J. Scott
Internship Training
Cincinnati Center for Developmental Disorders
$3,000

Glaus, Kathleen D.
Scholarships for Disadvantaged Students Program (SOPP)
DHHS, Health Resources & Services Administration
$60,515

Jackson, Leslie C.
Health Careers Opportunity Program
DHHS, Health Resources & Services Administration
$162,037

Yung, Betty
Violence Prevention Inservice Training Program
Montgomery County ADAMH Services Board
$62,444

Student Services

Darr, David R.
College Work-Study Program
Department of Education
$932,002

Darr, David R.
Supplemental Education Opportunity Grant Program
Department of Education
$287,528

Darr, David R.
Exceptional Need Scholarship Program
DHHS, Health Resources & Services Administration
$56,716

Darr, David R.
Financial Assistance for Disadvantaged Students (Medicine)
DHHS, Health Resources & Services Administration
$42,537

Darr, David R.
Scholarships for Disadvantaged Students (Medicine)
DHHS, Health Resources & Services Administration
$37,685

Sues, Amy L.
Reduce Binge Drinking Initiative
Ohio Parents for Drug Free Youth
$2,500

Vernooy, Jeffrey A.
Career/Occupational Planning
Ohio Rehabilitation Services Commission
$4,200


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Facility and

Administrative Cost Rates Set Through

June 1999

Faculty's worst fears have not come true. WSU's facility and administrative "F&A" cost rates (formerly known as "indirect costs") for "Organized Research," both on and off campus, will remain at 44% and 25% respectively, through June 30, 1999. In addition, the rates for "Other Sponsored Activities" have decreased to 28% for projects conducted on campus (down from 39%) and 20% for off-campus projects (down from 31%) in the previous negotiation agreement.


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 introduce the various services available in our office. The seminar will be held on Tuesday, October 21, 8:30 to 11:00 a.m. in E156 A&B 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?

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 interest keywords will be added to the database at your request.

If you plan to attend the seminar, please contact Jan Power (Ext. 2425) by Wednesday, October 15.


"Wright Laboratory" Name Just Another Memory

Reorganization efforts at the Air Force have led to the renaming and restructuring of Wright Laboratory. The former Wright Laboratory, Armstrong Laboratory, Phillips Laboratory, Rome Laboratory, and the Air Force Office of Scientific Research have been combined into a new organization called the Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL). The new AFRL structure creates nine technical directorates; new directorates at Wright Patterson Air Force Base (Wright-Pat) are Materials & Manufacturing, Human Effectiveness, Propulsion, Sensors, and Air Vehicles. The administrative functions of the labs are combined under one office at AFMC headquarters at Wright-Pat. Graphic of plane as a molecule.

Major General Richard R. Paul is the new commander of AFRL; he is also the Air Force's technology executive officer, overseeing planning efforts for basic research to ensure continued technological superiority.

While the name, "Wright Laboratory," has been relegated to history, the 80-year-old core missions (avionics, aerodynamics, propulsion and materials) will live on.



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