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    Research News

    July 2003

    Announcements

    From the Editor’s Desk

    IIT Research Funding Tops $31 Million Dollars

    NSF Requirement for Current and Pending Support

    Time to Get Ready for the Nov 2003 ONR Young Investigator Program

    IIT Awards for May 2003

    Acknowledgements


    Features

    Locating Research Colleagues at IIT Using the Graduate College Expertise Database

    Department of Homeland Security Update: “Cutting Edge Technology to Protect America.”

    Demystified: The Department of Energy’s Proposal Review Process

    Past issues of Research News


    From the Editor's Desk

    Dear Readers,

    With more than $31 million in research funding in 2002-03, the IIT Graduate College is eager to maintain this trend. That’s why we would like all our researchers to receive high-quality funding alerts on a regular basis. When an funding agency’s solicitation is a good fit and enough lead time is provided, we know faculty will seize on the opportunity to write a proposal. We provide a paid subscription to the Community of Science (www.cos.com), a comprehensive service that can steer researchers to funding opportunities tailored to their specialty. This includes technology, biomedicine, humanities and more. This powerful, Web-based tool has many capabilities. But like all software, it takes a small investment of time to get rolling.

    Faculty can get personalized assistance with COS in a number of ways. A Web-based tutorial is at www.cos.com/alert_tutorial/. The COS offices in Baltimore have a help desk with staff trained in information science at (410) 563-2378. IIT’s campus liaison is Glenn Krell, Director of Research Proposal Development, at (312) 567-7141 or krell@iit.edu. He is available to meet with you to help you find funding opportunities.

    In this issue of Research News: an easy way to locate research colleagues at IIT; an update on Homeland Security; various funding opportunities; announcements, awards and more.

    - Glenn Krell M.P.A., C.R.A.
    Editor, Research News
    Director, Research Proposal Development

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    IIT Research Funding Tops $31 Million Dollars

    The figures are in! The Office of Sponsored Research and Programs reports that for fiscal year 2002-2003, IIT had 207 awards with a total amount of $31,254,548. Congratulations to all the faculty and staff who worked hard to make it happen!

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    NSF Requirement for Current and Pending Support

    A reminder from the Office of Sponsored Research and Programs: NSF has a requirement for current and pending support, which requires that a proposal must list the submitted proposal as pending support. Many IIT researchers may be unaware of this requirement. NSF Policy states: “The proposed project and all other projects or activities requiring a portion of time of the PI and other senior personnel must be included, even if they receive no salary support from the project(s).” Please see the NSF Grant Proposal Guide for clarification, at http://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2003/nsf03041/2.htm
    Or contact the Office of Research and Sponsored Programs at x7-3035 or orsp@iit.edu for help on this topic.

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    Time to Get Ready for the Office of Naval Research Young Investigator Program 2003

    Although the deadline and solicitation have not been formally announced, November 1, 2003 is rumored as the probable deadline. Now is a good time to take a look at a general description of this program. The program likely will fund awards of $100,000 per year for three years, with the possibility of greater support for equipment or to support additional collaborative research with a Navy laboratory.

    Research interest areas include:
    Mathematical, computer, and information science
    Electronics
    Surveillance, communications, and electronic combat
    Ocean, atmosphere, and space sensing and systems
    Ocean, atmosphere, and space processes and prediction
    Physical sciences science and technology (S&T)
    Materials science and technology
    Mechanics and energy conversion science and technology
    Ship structures and systems science and technology
    Medical science and technology
    Cognitive, neural, and biomolecular science and technology
    Strike technology
    Manufacturing science and technology

    Please see http://fundingopps.cos.com/cgi-bin/getRec?id=16976 for a short description of this program and links to full details.

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    IIT Awards for May 2003

    May2003awards.pdf (34KB)

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    Locating Research Colleagues at IIT Using the Graduate College Expertise Database

    Did you know? You can browse the expertise of IIT faculty members online in the Graduate College’s database of IIT faculty expertise, at:
    http://gradserver5.ais.iit.edu/gradresearch/searchengine.htm

    The Web site offers three ways to search:
    1) By area of expertise;
    2) By academic unit;
    3) By faculty last name.
    Remember, you can make your proposal stronger by collaborating--so be sure to use this tool next time you are trying to find an IIT faculty member with a particular specialty.

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    Department of Homeland Security Update: “Cutting Edge Technology” to Protect America

    As promised in earlier editions of Research News, and in response to several faculty requests, here is an update on funding opportunities from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS).
    Many folks in the field of public administration had their doubts when a massive bureaucratic reorganization was undertaken to create the Department of Homeland Security at the federal level. The new agency was very slow to even put up a Web site, and doesn’t appear to respond to emails regarding its funding opportunities. The good news, nevertheless, is that some funding opportunities are now finally linked to the site, at the link of: http://www.dhs.gov/dhspublic/theme_home5.jsp

    Unfortunately, the DHS site isn’t as easy to navigate as might be hoped. If you go there looking for easy-to-find solicitations that will allow you to put your technology to work for America you may be a bit disappointed, because you could encounter everything from requests-for-bids for caterers to provide food service for the Coast Guard to bulletins about African swine fever.

    Instead, the easiest way to proceed is to go straight to the Web site of the Technical Support Working Group (TSWG), which is “the U.S. national forum that identifies, prioritizes, and coordinates interagency and international research and development (R&D) requirements for combating terrorism.” TSWG has been in existence for years before Homeland Security was created and it is well-organized. Go to the TSWG site map at:
    http://www.tswg.gov/tswg/sitemap/sitemap.htm
    and you can get right down to business. That is, pick your subgroup (infrastructure protection; explosive detection, etc) and go straight to that group’s mission statement; then read their priorities and decide whether your technology fits well with what they are doing. A handy email link is at the end of each subgroup so you can contact the funding agency and inquire whether your research would be a good “fit.” Finally, don’t get frustrated in your search for funding. You can also use Community of Science (www.cos.org) for your fund searching needs. See the Editor’s Desk in this issue for more information. - Glenn Krell

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    Demystified: The Department of Energy’s Proposal Review Process

    Many investigators wonder what happens to their proposal after they send it to the Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Science. For example, will a proposal be reviewed by “field readers,” a “standing committee,” or an “ad hoc committee”? How long does the review process take? and perhaps most important, just how are proposals evaluated?
    Answers to these questions and more are found at the DOE’s Office of Science Web site at:
    http://www.science.doe.gov/grants/process.html

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    Acknowledgements

    Editor: Glenn Krell, MPA, CRA

    Ali Cinar, PhD
    Dean of the Graduate College and
    Vice Provost for Research
    (312) 567-3637 cinar@iit.edu

    Alexander J. Flueck, PhD
    Associate Dean for Research
    (312) 567-3625 flueck@iit.edu

    The Staff of Research Support Services:

    Toni R. Allen
    Assistant Director
    Office of Sponsored Research & Programs
    (312) 567-3035 allen@iit.edu

    Pamela Andrews
    Research Coordinator
    Office of Sponsored Research & Programs
    (312) 567-3022 andrewsp@iit.edu

    Janice D. Haney
    Administrative Assistant
    Office of Sponsored Research & Programs
    (312) 567-3035 haney@iit.edu

    Glenn Krell, MPA, CRA
    Director
    Office of Research Proposal Development
    (312) 567-7141 krell@iit.edu

    Robert Lapointe, MBA
    Research Projects Coordinator
    Graduate College
    (312) 567-7135 lapointe@iit.edu

    Domenica G. Pappas, CRA
    Associate Director
    Office of Sponsored Research & Programs
    (312) 567-3035 pappas@iit.edu

    Mary T. Spina, CRA
    Director
    Office of Sponsored Research & Programs
    (312) 567-3035 spina@iit.edu

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