University Research Council

May 13, 2010

Meeting Summary

Central Research Development Fund

Forty-one faculty members submitted proposals to the Central Research Development Fund.  Applications were evaluated by one of three Council subcommittees, whose members specialize in the health sciences, the sciences and engineering, and the humanities and the social sciences.  Eight of 15 proposals from health science disciplines were funded, and nine of 14 proposals from engineering and science disciplines were funded.  The humanities and social sciences subcommittee is still evaluating proposals and will report its decisions at the next meeting.

Report from the Office of Research

Allen DiPalma, Director of the Office of Research, discussed a number of issues related to research administration:

Mr. DiPalma also discussed stimulus reporting and staff training.


The NSF may require individuals, who publish the results of NSF-funded research, to deposit their papers into a publically accessible, electronic repository.  Other federal agencies may follow suit.

Council members also discussed: