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    Research News

    August 2005 Issue

    Table of Contents:

    OSRP Welcomes New Employee

    Research Equipment Sharing Corner

    NSF Helpful Hints

    Research Support Services Handbook

    Research Support Services 2005 Workshop Series


    Past Issues of Research News

    New Research Highlights

    Learn about some of the research taking place on IIT's campus.

    Daniel Kaplan - Creating a Neutrino Factory

    Victor Perez-Luna - Imobilizing Antibodies on IIT's ChemArray

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    Research Equipment Sharing Corner

    Research equipment is expensive, but sharing it reduces costs and helps the IIT research enterprise. Sometimes, faculty join together as a group to submit a proposal for extramural funding for research equipment. If you are interested in such an effort, please know that ORCPD would be happy to help broadcast your intentions and will help you seek others who would be interested in participating with you.

    Please check out current equipment and announce what you have to share.

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    NSF Helpful Hints

    If you have any questions regarding your proposal, call the Office of Sponsored Research and Programs at 312-567-3035.

    If you need help with FastLane, call the Office of Research Compliance and Proposal Development at 312-567-7141.

    You can find the NSF CAREER guidelines at:

    You can find the NSF checklist at:

    You can find some FAQ’s for the NSF CAREER program at:

    You can find the Grant Proposal Guide which explains in detail how to prepare your proposal at:

    Helpful hints – these are some of the most common errors we see:

    • Font size: you must use 10 point or larger (there cannot be more than 15 cpi)
    • Page margins: must have 2.5 cm at the top, bottom and on each side
    • Program solicitation number: Select 05-579
    • Title: You must begin with the word “CAREER”
    • Budget: the MINIMUM award size is $400,000 for a five-year period, except for BIO which is $500,000. Contact the OSRP early to develop your budget.
    • Personnel: Co-PI’s are not permitted
    • PI eligibility information: You must complete and submit the CAREER and PECASE certifications.
    • Biographical sketches: Cannot exceed two (2) pages. Prepare following the instructions in the GPG. Be sure to include both research and education activities.
    • Department Letter: You should get this from your department head (or equivalent) as soon as possible. Do not wait until the last minute to get this letter. If you cannot scan this letter into supplementary documents, the OSRP will do it for you, provided you give us ample time for uploading. There is specific information that must be included in this letter.
      • The letter should be approximately one page long
      • The letter cannot be an email – it must have a signature on it.
      • After the signature, the department head (or equivalent) name, title and date must appear below the signature.
    • Letters of collaboration: These are not letters of recommendations – these are short letters from collaborators to support proposed collaborations as stated in the proposal.

    Important phone numbers: Office of Sponsored Research and Programs, 312-567-3035.
    Office of Research Compliance and Proposal Development, 312-567-7141.

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    Research Support Services Handbook

    The 2005 edition of the Research Support Services Handbook is now on the Web and available in PDF.

    The Research Support Services Handbook is a comprehensive guide for faculty and staff on the preparation of proposals and administration of awards for sponsored projects. The Handbook is designed to advise investigators and project directors about their responsibilities for the preparation, review, approval, progress, management, and reporting requirements of sponsored projects. The handbook emphasizes the necessity for uniform and consistent financial accountability and documentation in proposal budgets; provides a "how-to" guide through the various administrative requirements of the proposal and award processing procedures of IIT; and provides an action guide for the review and implementation of the various compliance requirements.

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    Research Support Services Workshop Series for 2005

    Mark your calendars! IIT Graduate College Research Support Services will offer the following workshops in 2005. Workshop Descriptions are as follows; dates are below:

    Fund Searching workshop: Learn to search for funds for your research program. Set up automatic alerts so you learn of new solicitations in your field of research as soon as possible!

    Compliance workshop: Learn about IIT's review committees: IRB (Institutional Review Board) for human subjects research; IACUC (Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee) for research involving animal subjects; and IBC (Institutional Biosafety Committee) for research involving biological materials and other potentially hazardous agents. Find out how to apply and how to make sure your project complies with institutional guidelines.

    Proposal Writing workshop: Learn to craft a high-quality, compelling, competitive research proposal.

    Budgeting Basics workshop: The workshop will cover budget item definitions and what a good budget justification should include. Participants will develop a typical budget used in proposal submissions.

    Tentative Schedule of Workshops, 2005:

    September: Fund Searching workshop, September 9th;
    Budgeting Basics workshop, September 16th;
    Compliance workshop, September 23rd

    November: Proposal Writing workshop, November 11th.

    The above are tentative dates; please watch for emails and future issues of Research News describing exact time, location, and signup procedures.

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    Editor and Production Coordinator: Julia Chase

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

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

    The Staff of Research Support Services:

    Toni R. Allen
    Associate Director
    Office of Sponsored Research & Programs
    (312) 567-3035

    Pamela Andrews
    Research Coordinator
    Office of Sponsored Research & Programs
    (312) 567-3022

    Glenn Krell, MPA, CRA
    Office of Research Compliance and Proposal Development
    (312) 567-7141

    Robert Lapointe, MBA
    Manager, Research Marketing & Business Development
    Graduate College
    (312) 567-7135

    Domenica G. Pappas, CRA
    Office of Sponsored Research & Programs
    (312) 567-3035

    Flo Redmond, MBA
    Associate Director
    (312) 567-3340

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