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    Research News

    June 2005 Issue

    Table of Contents:

    Canadian Studies Grant Opportunities

    Research Support Services Handbook

    1st Annual Research Day

    Research Support Services 2005 Workshop Series

    Recent IIT Awards

    Program Funding and Grants Administration Seminar


    Past Issues of Research News

    Canadian Studies Grant Opportunities

    The 2005-06 Canadian Studies Grant Program provides support for research, conferences, and teaching in the social sciences and humanities that contribute to a better knowledge and understanding of Canada, its relationship with the United States, and its international affairs.

    Research Grant Program assists individual scholars or teams of scholars in writing an article-length manuscript of publishable quality with a focus on Canada or Canada-U.S. relations. Applications due: September 30, 2005.

    Graduate Student Fellowship Program offers doctoral students an opportunity to conduct part of their dissertation research in Canada. The program is intended for students whose dissertations are related in substantial part to the study of Canada. Applications due: October 31, 2005.

    Faculty Enrichment (Course Development) Program provides faculty members an opportunity to develop or update a course with substantial Canadian content that will be offered as part of their regular teaching load. Applications due: October 31, 2005.

    Conference Grant Program supports conferences that address important and timely issues about Canada or Canada-U.S. relations. It is designed to assist an institution in holding a conference and publishing the resulting papers and proceedings in a scholarly fashion. Applications due: June 15, 2005.

    2004-05 Recipients - In 2004-05, the Canadian Studies Grant Program provided support to faculty, researchers, and graduate students at 67 universities, colleges, and institutions in 36 states. Nearly 100 projects were funded on a wide range of topics and in many disciplines. For a list of grant recipients and their projects, see:

    Contact Canadian Government - Prospective applicants are encouraged to discuss their interest in the grant program with a Canadian government officer in their area. For contact information, see:

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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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    1st Annual Research Day
    By Domenica Pappas

    The first annual research day held on May 16th was a success! Thanks to all who participated. See you next year!

    Some great lines heard by The Office of Sponsored Research and Programs about difficulties with budget preparation and missing the internal
    5-day deadline:
    “I’m a mathematician, I don’t do arithmetic” and “Physics seems far easier than budget preparation”. The favorite line is “sorry, my wife was in labor”.

    The following awards were given:

    Faculty member who best followed the 5-day rule on a consistent basis
    Ali Emadi, ECE

    Shortest title
    David Grossman, CS; “Survivor”; Sponsor: Northrop Grumman

    Longest title
    Carlo Segre, BCPS
    “In-Situ X-ray Spectroscopic Studies of the Fundamental Chemistry of Pb and Pb-Bi Corrosion Processes at High Temperatures: Development and Assessment of Composite Corrosion Resistant Materials”; Sponsor: U.S. Department of Energy

    Highest number of awards for a PI, 13 awards
    Carlo Segre, BCPS

    Highest number of proposals submitted by PI, 14
    Carlo Segre, BCPS

    For the following awards, we decided to give prizes based on a “per faculty” ratio. Overall BCPS is the largest department and generates the highest number of proposals and awards.

    Highest number of proposals submitted by an academic unit per faculty
    Biomedical Engineering; Chair, Vince Turitto

    Highest dollar amount of proposals by an academic unit per faculty
    Biomedical Engineering; Chair, Vince Turitto

    Highest number of awards received by an academic unit per faculty
    Chemical and Environmental Engineering; Chair, Fouad Teymour

    Highest dollar amount of awards received by academic unit per faculty
    Math and Science Education; Chair, Norman Lederman

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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:

    July: Proposal Writing workshop, July 15th

    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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    Recent IIT Awards

    Awards received during April 2005 at IIT

    Proposal Submission Comparison FY 04/05

    Important Note: a “$0” next to an award indicates a no-cost extension has been granted.

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    Program Funding and Grants Administration Seminar
    June 23-24, 2005 hosted by Purdue University in West Lafayette, Indiana. NIH electronic research administration labs will be offered on Wednesday, June 22.

    Information on programs and logistics for the 2005 NIH Regional Seminar is available from the NIH Office of Extramural Research regional seminar website at:

    Questions regarding registration or logistics should be directed to the host university. Questions on the program content may be directed to Megan Columbus, NIH Regional Seminar Coordinator, at 301-435-0937 or

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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

    Mary T. Spina, CRA
    Assistant Dean for Research
    Executive Director, Research Support Services
    (312) 567-3035

    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

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