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					Template for Submission of Initial Proposals for Windows A and B

Window A: Grants for Senior and Emerging Research Teams
1. Research Program Title (To be on the first/cover page; also include names and contact details of the principal investigator and all team members) 2. Research Program:  Introduction (Include background, rationale, justification and objectives of the research project)     3. Research question (Describe the main research questions to be addressed) Literature review (Describe relation to related on-going research elsewhere) Methodology (Describe the research design and methodologies to be used) Infrastructure (Describe the technical infrastructure necessary for the research program)

Expertise:   Describe the qualifications and expertise of the PI as it relates to the research program Describe the qualifications and expertise of each of the senior researchers involved (refer to MSI PIP for definition of senior researcher)  Describe the qualifications and expertise of the other members of the research team

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Research Resources (Budget):       Manpower Equipment Consumables Other Total Budget List all major grants currently active or received over the past five years

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Human Resources/Training Connected to Research:    Plans for Ph.D. Students to be involved Plans for Master’s students Other training to result (Theses of students shall be based on the research program)

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Describe the connection of the proposed research program to on-going research programs at the Host Institution Notes: i. Attach 1 page CV for the Principal Investigator (PI) and the Senior Researchers. CVs should indicate the three most relevant recent publications. ii. The initial proposal must not exceed five (5) pages including references. The one page CV of the research team members shall be an annex and are not to be included as part of the five-pages. The proposal should be written in font size 12 Times New Romans, single spaced, center justified, margins (Top/bottom 1 inch, left/right 1.25 inches). iii. The full proposal must be submitted electronically either as MS Word or as PDF. No pictures or scanned photographs should be included in the document. iv. The UNCST reserves the right to reject proposals not submitted in accordance with these guidelines. v. The deadline for submission is 5.00 pm on January 31, 2008. Applications received after this deadline shall not be considered.

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Window B: Grants for Undergraduate Science and Engineering Degree Programs
1. Program Title (Indicate if the full proposal is for the creation of a new program or the upgrading of an existing program). 2. Program Description: a) For existing programs, please describe the program over the last five years: faculty, enrollment, degrees awarded, annual budget, infrastructure, awards and distinctions. b) For new programs, specify the proposed areas, projected student numbers in the first five years, degrees to be awarded, proposed annual budget]. 3. Additional information: please indicate: a. Plans for development of curricula to internationally-accepted levels of quality (which also encourages innovation and new approaches to instruction); b. Laboratory and infrastructure development plans, fully commensurate with and integrated into proposed curricula; c. Staffing plans—including for the contracting of new full-time staff, as well as visiting professors; distinguish between existing faculty and planned recruitment of new faculty. Be as specific as possible, and include 1 page CVs of senior individuals who have indicated serious commitment to the proposed project. d. Student recruitment and development plans, which may include incentives to attract students into science disciplines, and remedial activities for students who lack appropriate preparation 4. 5. Budget: Please attach a surmised annual budget for the first four years of the project. Linkage with overall institutional development plan: Describe how the proposed project fits into the overall development plan of your institution. Notes: i. Attach 1 page CV for the Principal Investigator (PI) and the Senior Researchers. CVs should indicate the three most relevant recent publications. ii. The initial proposal must not exceed seven (7) pages including references. The one page CV of the research team members shall be an annex and are not to be included as part of the five-pages. The proposal should be written in font size 12 Times New Romans, single spaced, center justified, margins (Top/bottom 1 inch, left/right 1.25 inches). iii. The full proposal must be submitted electronically either as MS Word or as PDF. No pictures or scanned photographs should be included in the document.

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iv. The UNCST reserves the right to reject proposals not submitted in accordance with these guidelines. v. The deadline for submission is 5.00 pm on January 31, 2008. Applications received after this deadline shall not be considered.

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