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RUI William Campbell 30 Sep 1999 10:10 EST


A week ago I sent out a query about RUI and Accomplishment Based Renewal (ABR)
proposals, mentioning that RUI deadlines had been changed to 10/15.  That
caused some consternation among us, so I (and others) asked NSF for
clarification.  Several folks asked me to share what I learned.

At the end of this post is the response I just received from Rochelle Ray of
the NSF grants admin dept.  I encourage those of you who have PI's working on
RUI's to call the appropriate program officers immediately--you may be in for
an unpleasant surprise.

The second paragraph about ABR doesn't tell me much more than the GPG did.  I
received a couple of responses from folks who had some experience or knowledge
of ABR's (thanks again).  Does anyone else know anything about them?

Regards, Bill Campbell
Director, Grants & Research
University of Wisconsin-River Falls

Ms. Ray says--

 In response to your question regarding the RUI
deadline and Accomplished Based Renewals. Deadline dates for RUI proposals
do vary by program, in accordance with the RUI program announcement, NSF
94-79. October 15, 1999 may be a deadline date for a specific program,
however, potential RUI applicants are strongly encouraged to contact the
specific program office to which they plan to submit the proposal for the
applicable program deadline date. This information on will be updated on our
webpage to include a statement indicating that the deadline dates for RUI
proposals vary by program.

 Accomplished Based Renewal (ABR) proposals are
proposals for renewed support that are based on copies of no more than 6
publications resulting from the research supported by NSF over the previous
3 to 5 years. These publications replace the traditional project description
or main body of the proposal and may include 2 pre-prints (accepted for
publication). ABRs should also include a brief (no more than 4 single-spaced
pages) statement of recent research progress and a description of  research
plans for the requested support period.

 Except for the above, all other information required
for NSF proposal submission remains the same. ABR proposals should be
clearly identified as such in the research plan and may not be submitted for
consecutive renewals. Also, the cumulative duration for the duration for the
previous award and the ABR should not exceed 5 years (60 months).

 We apologize for any inconvenience the information
regarding the RUI deadline may have caused your office and your PI, and hope
the above information is helpful to you both.

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