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Winter 1998 Vol 29 No 2122 Allyn Hall Telephone 775-2425

Dialogue on Ethics
In This Issue


Opening a dialogue on the subject of research ethics between faculty and their graduate advisees can be delicate work. RSP was pleased to host four "Research Ethics Workshops" in November and December, designed to facilitate discussion of ethical issues such as authorship of data, intellectual property, sharing privileged information, reporting of data, recordkeeping, and suspected deviations in research protocols.

Participants at each session were shown one of a series of videotapes produced by the American Academy for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), which stimulated discussion of real-life

ethical dilemmas. The four workshops attracted a total of 58 faculty and advisees, and were facilitated by Dr. Robert Fyffe, Director of the BMS Ph.D. Program; Dr. Mary Terrell White, Department of Community Health; and Dr. Eugene Hern, Associate Director, RSP. By participation in serious discussion of sensitive issues early in their careers, graduate students should be better prepared to handle such "real world" situations as they pursue their chosen professions. 

RSP plans to repeat the "Research Ethics Workshops" series during the 1998-99 academic year for the benefit of the next crop of arrivals at WSU. 

Notes from the Director

I attended a national meeting of research administrators last November and paid particular attention to what federal representatives were sayingafter all, universities receive the bulk of their research funding from the federal government. As it happened, I didn't have to listen very hard to hear the same message from virtually every major agency: unless spending rates at universities improve, Congress is going to get very upset. What is happening all across the country is that universities are receiving more federal research dollars but spending it at a slower rate. This makes it almost impossible for the federal agencies to argue that their annual appropriations for research support need to be increased. Congress' quite natural response is: "Why, you're not even spending what we're giving you now!"

Wright State is no exception. Between FY95 and FY96 (the latest year figures are available from NSF), our overall spending on research went down by almost 7% (from $18.7M to $17.4M).

From the standpoint of the Principal Investigator, husbanding resources is very prudent. After all, doing research is not the same as building an interstate highway! And grant funding is aways uncertain. The agencies have given universities the flexibility to carry over unused funds from one year to the nextwhy shouldn't we use this authority to stretch dollars as far as they can go? Both university and federal research administrators understand this perfectly well. But Congress does not. The Congressional perspective is, to put it crudely: "You said you wanted $X to do this work; we gave you $X but you have some left overwhy? Did you inflate your original budget?"

One can see where this could lead. So I appeal to all Principal Investigators to try to see the Congressional point of view on this issue. This doesn't mean I would like to see spending rates go up just for the sake of spending, but it does mean that we should all make an effort to minimize carryovers. The idea of a carryover is that in exceptional cases due to unforeseen circumstances, money is left over at the end of the year and can be used in the next year. One thing we will be doing in Research and Sponsored Programs is monitoring spending levels and especially looking at accounts with large balances toward the end of their budget periods.

The Feds have spoken and we should listen carefully.

Bill Sellers

Overview of the Office RSP Staff News
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.

Congratulations to Dr. Joseph F. Thomas, Jr., Dean, School of Graduate Studies, and Associate Provost for Research, as he celebrates his 25th anniversary at Wright State University!


Hats off to Dr. Eugene P. Hern, Associate Director in Research and Sponsored Programs, for 20 years of service to Wright State University!

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Thanks to both Jay and Gene for their loyal service to WSU and the dedication with which they serve faculty in research.

For Your Information

First Contact

Faculty new to Wright State University, or the grantsmanship game, will want to know which staff member in Research and Sponsored Programs (RSP) to contact when the urge to submit a grant application strikes. Those faculty should call the main RSP extension (2425), identify themselves as new Principal Investigators, and ask for the RSP staff member responsible for their college/school:
College/School Ask for RSP Pre-Award Professional Staff
School of Medicine (including Matrix departments) Dr. Eugene P. Hern
College of Education and Human Services,
College of Engineering and Computer Science,
College of Liberal Arts,
College of Business and Administration,
School of Professional Psychology,
Lake Campus
 Leon J. Testas
College of Science and Mathematics (non-Matrix departments) and
College of Nursing and Health
 Ellen Reinsch Friese

Those established Principal Investigators will retain their current RSP Pre-Award Professional Staff contacts, even if they do not fit into the matrix provided. For ease in determining the RSP contact, new faculty/grantseekers should seek guidance from the staff member whose name is provided. We hope this will make your first attempts at proposal development smoother. Should you have any questions about the services provided by RSP, please do not hesitate to call us!

Coming Your Way Soon: Training on
FAS Restricted Accounts

Useless graphic. Everything you ever wanted to know about FAS and restricted accounts (but were afraid to ask) will soon be addressed in training sessions directed at faculty and staff responsible for expenditures processed on 6-ledger accounts. Please mark your calendars and RSVP to Diana Lewis in Human Resources (ext. 2373) for one of the scheduled sessions:

Friday, February 27, 1998
9 a.m. to 11 a.m.
E156 A&B Student Union
Thursday, May 7, 1998
9 a.m. to 11 a.m.
E157 Student Union

Seating for each of the sessions is limited to 30; coffee and tea will be served.

Post-Award NEWS

Good News for WSU Travelers

Effective December 1, 1997, changes in the travel policy for WSU will impact those whose expenses are charged against ledger 6 (restricted) accounts.

Model-T automobile graphic.

  • Lodging expenses incurred at the meeting site no longer require RSP approval.
  • The approval limit for lodging at sites other than the conference facility has been raised to $120 per night.
  • Per diem rates have also increased: "low cost" areas have been raised from $26/day to $30/day and "high cost" locales have jumped from $34/day to $38/day.

The revised travel policy can be viewed at the "Wright Way On-Line" on the WSU homepage. Look for series 5000 in "Financial and Business Affairs," section 5601.

Sponsor Alerts

New NIH Policy Eliminates FIRST Awards

Effective with the June 1998 application deadline, no applications for the First Independent Research and Transition (FIRST or R29) award, new or amended, will be accepted by the National Institutes of Health (NIH). This decision has been made as a result of data showing that new investigators can enhance their research careers by submitting traditional research project (R01) grant applications, rather than the FIRST application, which restricts the level of funding and period of support. Those new investigators who receive R01 awards are also more likely to receive a subsequent R01.

While the idea of competing with established researchers can terrify the newly minted Ph.D., NIH will make every effort to accommodate the new investigator with funds specifically set aside for these needs.

For NIH receipt dates through May 1998, new investigators are encouraged to talk with program staff in the relevant Institute or Center to make the most informed choice with regard to the new policy. For further information regarding the new policy, contact RSP or see the relevant NIH Guide, Vol. 26, No. 40, December 19, 1997 at:


. . .

The "Brave New World" of Electronic Proposal Submission

The staff of RSP has been working closely with WSU faculty to "push the envelope" of proposal submission. National Science Foundation (NSF) requirements for submission of proposals electronically by means of its FastLane, have provided new challenges for people and technology.

WSU has been a registered FastLane institution since 1996, and in that time, several technically savvy faculty have successfully submitted full proposals by means of this World Wide Web-based system. "Uploading," "downloading," and "PDF" are terms tossed around at ease by those faculty who have taken advantage of this streamlined method of proposal submission. NSF has not quite perfected a "paperless" society, as copies of the signed institutional forms are still required to be mailed to the sponsor. However, FastLane has eliminated the need for multiple copies of the proposal to be produced and shipped, both time-consuming and costly undertakings.

As Bill Sellers wrote in his "Notes from the Director," in the Fall 1997 issue of Research News, WSU is one of 90 institutions nationwide taking part in the "Electronic Approval and Routing Systems" or "EARS" Project. The purpose of this project is to develop a method for electronic institutional routing and approval of proposals, with the "Testing and Evaluation" phase to be completed by November 1, 1999.

Electronic proposal routing and submission will soon become the "norm." RSP looks forward to working with sponsors and faculty as we embark on the challenges and opportunities awaiting us in this new frontier.

Changes at NIH

The National Institutes of Health has changed the name of its "Division of Research Grants" to the "Center for Scientific Review."

RSP Offers Notary Public Service

When a grant, contract or other sponsored programs document requires a notarized signature from the Principal Investigator, that step can be handled at RSP. Please contact Ellen Reinsch Friese at ext. 2425 should you require Notary Public services for documents of this type.

Proposal Writing . . .
             Nothing to Fear but Fear Itself

A cross section of WSU faculty gathered on November 20, 1997, to face their fears of proposal writing by spending a day with Dr. Robert A. Lucas of the Institute for Scholarly Productivity in a workshop designed to surmount these obstacles. Back for his fourth visit to WSU, Dr. Lucas used a combination of writing exercises, wit, and anecdotes to demystify the grantsmanship process.

Dr. Lucas provided guidance for the typical concerns of new grantseekers:

  • Where do I go to seek funding opportunities?

    Take advantage of the funding databases available through RSP. These include:

    • Sponsored Programs Information Network (SPIN),
    • Community of Science, and
    • The Grant Advisor Plus.
    All are accessible through the RSP home page at http://www.wright.edu/rsp/.

    Work with your professional associations to keep tabs on opportunities available through those networks.

  • What do I do if my proposal is rejected?

    Resubmit! Remember that one in five ideas actually gets turned down because it was not good enough. Armed with reviewer comments, revised proposals have a greater chance of being funded the second or third time around than the initial application.

  • With other pressing responsibilities, how do I find the time to write a competitive application?

    By making writing a regular part of your routine! It is important to write regularly, four days per week, in small periods of time (25 to 30 minutes/session). Avoid the "writer's binge," which becomes counterproductive. Make sure your idea is a "fit" before writing the proposal, by contacting the Program Officer well in advance of the deadline. Plan to spend at least three months in actually writing a proposal.

Anyone interested in obtaining a copy of the November 20 workshop notes or requiring assistance in conducting a funding search should contact Jan Power or Ellen Reinsch Friese at RSP, ext. 2425.


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

College of Business and Administration

Premus, Robert
Entrepreneurship and Venture Capital Research/Development
The Coleman Foundation, Inc.

Scherer, Robert F.
Mid-Continental East Business Adm. Assoc.

College of Education and Human Resource

Barnhart, Michael L.
Fiscal Agent Role for Entry Year and Teacher Residency Pilots
Ohio Department of Education

Bernhardt, Gregory R.
Systemic Reform in Science and Mathematics
Ohio Board of Regents

Courtney, Donna S.
Ohio Vocational Education Leadership Institute
Ohio Department of Education

Finegan-Stoll, Colleen A.
Ramey-Gassert, Linda K.
Partners in Discovery
Ohio Campus Compact

Gayle, G. William
Preservice Training in Adapted Physical Education
Ohio State University

Hansell, T. Stevenson
Reading Recovery Program
Ohio Department of Education

Kleine, Patricia A.
Professional Growth in the Wright Direction
Ohio Department of Education

College of Engineering and Computer Science

Brandeberry, James E.
IPS Labeler Automated Test Fixture
Monarch Marking Systems

Chen, C. L. Philip
Self-Architecting Neural Networks
Technical Management Concepts, Inc.

Chen, Chien-In Henry
Deep Sub-Micron Integrated Circuit (IC) Technology
Baynacre, Inc.

Cornelius, Kenneth C.
Lubrication-Wrist Pin Connector Components Research
Copeland Corporation

Garcia, Oscar N.
Berra, P. Bruce
Priorities in Graduate Education
Ohio Board of Regents

Grandhi, Ramana V.
Object-Oriented Multidisciplinary Design
DoD, Air Force, Air Force Research Laboratory

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

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

Jean, Jack S.
Tomko, Karen A.
Framework for Speculative Run-Time Reconfiguration
DoD, Advanced Research Projects Agency

Jean, Jack S.
Xue, Kefu
Automatic Target Recognition Module Evaluation
AbTech Corporation

Lieh, Junghsen
Impact Physics Research
SelectTech Services Corporation

Naishadham, Krishna
Shaw, Arnab K.
Target Recognition Applications
DoD, Air Force, Air Force Research Laboratory

Phillips, Chandler A.
Reynolds, David B.
REU Supplement - Bioengineering Design Projects for the Disabled
NSF, Research Experiences for Undergraduates

Pujara, L. R.
Interval Polytope of Characteristic Polynomials
NSF, Research in Undergraduate Institute

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

Weiss, Isaac
Titanium Alloys Analyses

Weiss, Isaac
Materials Analysis
MetLab, Division Metallurgical Services, Inc.

College of Liberal Arts

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

Adams, Robert W.
Nealeigh, Nichol D.Swindell, David
Dayton Public Opinion Survey
City of Dayton Office of Management and Budget

Adams, Robert W.
Nealeigh, Nichol D.
Clark County Community Health Planning Project
Clark County Combined Health District

Adams, Robert W.
Graduate Student Study Program
United Way

Brun, Carl F.
Evaluation of Two Ohio Family Support Programs
Ohio Family and Children First

Curry-Jackson, Anita E.
Student Achievement in Research and Scholarship (STARS)
Miami University

DeStephen, Daniel E.
Interactive Bargaining
Goodyear Tire and Rubber Company

Dockery, Jane L.
High Technology Salary and Benefits/Information Technology Surveys
I-70/75 Development Association

Griffin, Paul R.
Sanders Scholar
More Than One Source of Support

College of Nursing and Health

Fowler, Barbara A.
African-American Womens' Decisions to Forego Breast Cancer Screening
American Nurses Foundation

Swart, Jane C.
Professional Nurse Traineeship
DHHS, Health Resources and Services Administration

College of Science and Mathematics

Agrawal, Abinash
Methyl Tertiary-Butyl Ether in Laboratory Microcosms
BP Oil Company

Arasu, Krishnasany T.
High Volume Communication Channels
DoD, Air Force Office of Scientific Research (AFOSR)

Arlian, Larry G.
Scabies: Biology, Culture, Host Specificity and Antigens
DHHS, National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID)

Arlian, Larry G.
Management of House Dust Mite Allergy
S.C. Johnson Wax

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

Arlian, Larry G.
Mite Allergen Studies
Reckitt & Colman, Inc.

Arlian, Larry G.
Acaricidal Efficacy of Tannic Acid
Panda Pharmaceuticals, L.L.C.

Arlian, Larry G.
House Dust Mites Video
Honeywell Inc.

Brown, Huntting W.
Environmental Health Sciences Internship Program
Department of Veterans' Affairs Medical Center

Burton, G. Allen
Sediment Contamination Assessment Methods: Validation of Standardized and Novel Approaches
Environmental Protection Agency

Burton, G. Allen
Ecological Assessment of Flouranthene in Fresh Water
Miami University

Burton, G. Allen
Sediment Toxicity in a Receiving System
Engineering Technologies Associates, Inc.

Carmichael, Wayne W.
Structures of Antibiotics and Related Compounds
University of Illinois

Carmichael, Wayne W.
Characterization of Cyanobacteria Secondary Metabolites
More Than One Source of Support

Carmichael, Wayne W.
Characterization of Cyanobacteria Secondary Metabolites
DHHS, Food and Drug Administration

Feld, William A.
Ohio State University

Feld, William A.
Single Ionic Conducting "Comb Type" Polymer
DoD, Air Force Office of Scientific Research (AFOSR)

Fox, Jane L.
MTGCM Studies of the Martian Thermosphere-Ionosphere
National Aeronautics and Space Administration

Gilkey, Robert H.
Flach, John M.
Cognitive Workload-Complex Synthetic Task Environment
DoD, Air Force Office of Scientific Research (AFOSR)

Goldfarb, Ivan J.
Thermal Degradation of High Impact Polystyrene
Nova Chemicals, Inc.

Hauser, Ernest
Richard, Benjamin H.; Wolfe, Paul J.
Geophysical Survey: Upper Scioto West Interceptor
Terran Corporation

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

Tiernan, Thomas O.
Dioxins in Fish
State of Tennessee

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

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

Tiernan, Thomas O.
Robert A. Lucas Farm

Tiernan, Thomas O.
PCDDs/PCDFs in Sludge
Village of Lodi, Ohio

Tiernan, Thomas O.
BCD Treatability Studies - Myers Site
Metcalf & Eddy, Inc.

Turnbull, Kenneth
Compounds for Biological Testing
Merck & Co., Inc.

Wheatly, Michele G.
Physiological and Molecular Characterization of the Ca Pump and Exchanger
NSF, Research Experiences for Undergraduates

Wood, Timothy
The Incidence of Invertebrate Biofouling Problems in Domestic Wastewater Treatment Plants
Carollo Engineers

School of Graduate Studies

Look, David C.
Hall Effect Measurements
Varian Associates, Inc.

Sanville, Thomas J.
Ohio Board of Regents

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

School of Medicine

Alvarez, Francisco J.
Synaptic Mechanisms of Spinal Cord Sensory Fibers
DHHS, National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS)

Bernstein, Jack M.
Effectiveness of Treatments for Pneumonia
Upjohn Company

Castillo, Manuel H.
Breast and Cervical Cancer Project
Ohio Department of Health

Cauley, Katherine L.
A Healthier Child is a Better Learner
Department of Education

Cauley, Katherine L.
Health Professionals Learning and Serving Across Ohio
Corporation for National and Community Service

Cauley, Katherine L.
Grandparents/Grandchildren Initiative (GPGCI)
DHHS, Health Resources and Services Administration

Cauley, Katherine L.
Lead Hazard Reduction Project
Montgomery County Commissioners

Cauley, Katherine L.
Sinclair Community College Matching Funds
Sinclair Community College

Cauley, Katherine L.
Women's Day of Caring: A Healthy Sampler for your Mind, Body and Spirit
Ohio Department of Health

Cauley, Katherine L.
Governors Community Service Commission Local Coalition Funding
Ohio Governor's Community Service Council

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

Cool, David R.
Regulation of Vasopressin Neurosecretion: A Study of Intracellular Molecular Sorting Signals
American Heart Association - National

Frazier, John M.
Research Personnel Services Contract
ManTech Environmental Technology, Inc.

Guo, Shumei S.
Statistical Analysis of Body Composition and Risk Factors
DHHS, National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD)

Guo, Shumei S.
Divergence in Blood Pressure by Race in Adolescent Girls
Children's Hospital Research Foundation

Guo, Shumei S.
A Randomized Calcium Trial in High Risk Pregnancies
University of Cincinnati

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

Jentleson, Donald B.
AHEC Support
Ohio Board of Regents

Kay, Jerald
Interagency Professorship of Community Psychiatry
Ohio Department of Mental Health

Kay, Jerald
Forensic Psychiatry Fellowship Program
Ohio Department of Mental Health

Kay, Jerald
Roman, Brenda J.B.
Multidisciplinary Training Program
Ohio Department of Mental Health

Mohler, Stanley R.
Intergovernmental Personnel Agreement - Lyons
DoD, Air Force Office of Scientific Research (AFOSR)

Moore, Dennis C.
RRTC on Drugs and Disability
Department of Education

Moore, Dennis C.
Case Management for TBI Survivors with Alcohol Problems
Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago

Moore, Dennis C.
Accessible ATOD and Violence Prevention for Youth with Disabilities
Ohio Department of Education

Moore, Dennis C.
Providing Accessible Prevention Education for Youth with Disabilities
Ohio Department of Alcohol and Drug Addiction Services

Morris, Mariana
Baroreceptor/Hormonal Interactions
DHHS, National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI)

Mukherjee, Jogeshwar
Development of Dopamine Receptor Radiopharmaceuticals for the Study of Neurological and Psychiatric Disorders
Department of Energy

Nahhas, William A.
Experimental Cancer Treatment Research
University of Cincinnati

Nussbaum, Noel S.
Fox, Larry
A Regional Network for Medical Education
DHHS, National Library of Medicine (NLM)

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

Putnam, Robert W.
Short-Term Training for Minority Students at WSU
DHHS, National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI)

Siegal, Harvey A.
Dayton-Columbus HIV Outreach/Intervention Project
Montgomery County ADAMH Services Board

Siegal, Harvey A.
Evaluation of Selected Outcomes of Alcohol and Drug Use
Ohio Department of Alcohol and Drug Addiction Services

Siegal, Harvey A.
Wang, Jichuan; Falck, Russel S.; Carlson, Robert G.
HIV Sex Risk Assessment Technology Transfer
World AIDS Foundation

Siegal, Harvey A.
MCHD CSAT HIV Prevention Project
Montgomery County Combined Health District

Stills, Harold F.
Material Transfer Agreement for Lawsonia intracellularis
Pfizer, Inc.

Towne, Bradford
Genetics of Adipose Tissue Deposition During Childhood
DHHS, National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD)

Turchi, John J.
Mechanism of TRF-1 Inhibition of Telomere Lagging Strand Synthesis
American Cancer Society - Ohio Division

White, Richard E.
Mechanisms of Estrogen-Induced Coronary Vasodilation
DHHS, National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI)

School of Professional Psychology

Fraser, J. Scott
Mental Health and Deafness Residency Traineeship Program
Ohio Department of Mental Health

Fraser, J. Scott
Child Practicum Consortium Residency Traineeship Program
Ohio Department of Mental Health

Fraser, J. Scott
Internship Training
South Community Mental Health Center

Fraser, J. Scott
Internship Training
Cordell & Associates

Fraser, J. Scott
Internship Training
Professional Psychology and Consultation, Inc.

Fraser, J. Scott
Internship Training
Dr. William Arnold

Fraser, J. Scott
Internship Training
Dettmer Hospital

Fraser, J. Scott
Internship Training
Pain Care Institute

Fraser, J. Scott
Internship Training

Fraser, J. Scott
Rural Practice Initiative Residency Traineeship Program
Ohio Department of Mental Health

Fraser, J. Scott
Internship Training
Youth Partial Hospitalization

Fraser, J. Scott
Internship Training
Good Samaritan Hospital

Fraser, J. Scott
Internship Training
Dayton Urban League

Malloy, Kathleen A.
Domestic Violence Program
Montgomery County Sheriff's Office

Malloy, Kathleen A.
Thornburg, Patricia
Treatment of Violent Adolescent Males from Abusive Homes
DHHS, National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA)

Yung, Betty
Violence Prevention Training Institute
DHHS, Health Resources and Services Administration

Yung, Betty
Post-Doctoral and Internship Training
Dayton Public Schools

Student Services

Darr, David R.
Scholarships for Disadvantaged Students
DHHS, Health Resources and Services Administration

Minton, Alma
Uniform Commutation Allowance
DoD, Air Force, AFROTC

Pepitone, Staci A.
Artist Series
Ohio Arts Council

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

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.

Research Challenge Early Start/Augmentation Winners Announced

The Research Council is pleased to announce the Research Challenge Early Start/Augmentation winners from the October 24, 1997, call for applications:

C. F. BrunSocial WorkA Combined Quantitative/Qualitative Evaluation of the Results of Two Ohio Family Support Programs$16,229
G.A. BurtonBiological SciencesTiered Ecological Risk Assessment in situ Technology$25,000
R. FyffeAnatomyDiversity of Structure and Function at Central Synapses$23,000
A. GoshtasbyComputer ScienceDesign of a System for and Engineering Quantitation of Skin Features$18,000
K. GrasmanBiological SciencesTissue Culture Facility for Studying the Immunotoxic Effects of Environmental Pollutants$23,560
L. HongElectrical EngineeringInformation Fusion Based Target Tracking$14,000
L. LuPhysiology and BiophysicsMolecular Mechanism of Retinal GABA Receptor/Channel$16,619
T. McKeeMathematics and StatisticsIntersection Strategies for Graph Theory$7,666
R. SiervogelCommunity HealthNew Methodology for Body Composition Research$18,654
S. ThomasMechanical and Materials EngineeringAnalytical Model of Aircraft Alternator Rotor Cooling$25,000
T. TiernanBrehm LaboratoryPCBs & PCDDs/PCDFs in Blood and Related Samples$9,420
T. TraynorEconomicsDrug Use and Traffic Safety in Rural America$7,664

Research Challenge and Research Incentive Program Deadlines Approaching

The Research Challenge Early Start/Augmentation competition is intended to improve the effectiveness of research programs supported by external funding. To be eligible, the faculty member must have submitted:

  • a proposal for external funding through RSP
  • with a budget exceeding $30,000 (sponsor share)
  • for the first year for the support of basic or applied research
  • on which the faculty member is the Principal Investigator
  • during the period, October 1, 1997, through March 31, 1998, regardless of the proposal deadline date.

Eligible faculty may apply for up to 25% of the first year budget of the external proposal (sponsor share only), for a maximum of $50,000.

Copies of the Research Challenge Early Start/Augmentation guidelines and application cover sheet will be sent to eligible faculty soon after the March 31, 1998 cut-off date.

The Research Council expects to announce in February the Research Incentive Program competition for 1998. The intent of this program is to support research and other scholarly activity by means of two program components:

  • Research Initiationgrants provide seed funds for new research efforts likely to attract external funding. Limited to $8,000, recently appointed faculty and those without significant external funding are given priority.
  • Professional Development grants are intended for more general and diverse scholarly activities and professional renewal and are limited to $2,500.

Certain restrictions apply to faculty participation in the Research Incentive Program. Because of revisions in the School of Medicine's seed grant program, those faculty are no longer eligible to participate. However, faculty in matrix departments may apply if the work proposed is similar to the kinds of externally funded projects that would normally be processed through the College of Science and Mathematics. In addition, proposals are encouraged that involve School of Medicine faculty as collaborating co-investigators.

Once formally announced, guidelines will be available via the RSP homepage: http://www.wright.edu/rsp/ and by means of a faculty mailing.

RSP Staff

William K. Sellers, Ph.D william.sellers@wright.edu

Associate Directors
Eugene Hern, Ph.D eugene.hern@wright.edu
Leon J. Testas leon.testas@wright.edu

Assistant Directors
Ellen Reinsch Friese ellen.friese@wright.edu
Glen Jones glen.jones@wright.edu

Marianne Shreck marianne.shreck@wright.edu

Grants Management Specialist
Jackie A. Frederick jackie.frederick@wright.edu

Secretary for Compliance
Christine Piekkola christine.piekkola@wright.edu

Sponsored Programs Assistants
Cheryl Nickoson rsp@wright.edu
Robyn Simmons robyn.simmons@wright.edu

Undergraduate Assistants
Amee Desai
Karen Papp
Eboni Lewis
Cory Romick
Dawn Saunders

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